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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Viewing the datastores seen by the ESXi hosts

Storage LUNs formatted with the VMFS or NFS mounts are generally referred to as datastores. All the datastores seen by an ESXi host can be viewed separately in the vCenter Web Client GUI or by using a CLI command. Even a direct connection to the ESXi host using the vSphere client will let you manage or interact with the datastore object.

How to do it...

You could use the vSphere Web Client, the vSphere Client, or the ESXi CLI to view the datastores presented to an ESXI host. In this section, I will cover the use of the vSphere Web Client and the ESXi CLI to achieve the objective. Hence, this section has been further divided into two subsections:

  • Using the vSphere Web Client to view the datastores
  • Using ...

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