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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Resignaturing VMFS on a snapshot LUN

Resignaturing is done when you know that the LUN that has been detected as a snapshot is indeed a snapshot and you intend to use it going forward. For example, if the LUN is presented at a DR site, and if you do not want to retain the same UUID, then you can choose to resignature the VMFS volume.

How to do it...

Resignaturing can be done in two ways:

  • Using the vSphere Web Client's New Datastore wizard
  • Using ESXi CLI

Using the datastore wizard

Much like mounting a VMFS volume residing on a snapshot LUN, which we discussed in the previous section, you can follow the same new storage wizard to resignature the snapshot LUN.

The following procedure will guide you through the steps required to mount a VMFS volume on a replica ...

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