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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Unmasking paths to a LUN

It is possible to unmask paths to a LUN. Deleting the claim rules, which were created to assign the ownership of the paths to the MASK_PATH plugin, and unclaiming the paths from the plugin, does this. Understanding how the paths to a LUN are masked will be a good starting point for this task. Read the recipe Masking paths to a LUN before you begin. The following flowchart provides an overview of the unmasking procedure:

Unmasking paths to a LUN

How to do it...

The following procedure will help you mask paths to a LUN:

  1. Identify the claim rules corresponding to the LUN and remove them.

    Syntax:

    esxcli storage claimrule remove –r <rule ID>
    

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