gheywood
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Best way to take iSCSI storage offline

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Hello,

I have a cluster of hosts, connected to Equallogic iSCSI storage. I want to remove and re-create a storage volume, but in a fairly safe way.
Ideally, I would be able to take the volume out of action for a few days, but have it avaiable to reconnect if required. Normally, I would do this by just putting the volume offline. It then can't be seen by the hosts, but I put it back online if required.
Is this the best way though? It does seem to cause a few issues which I think are to do with the software iSCSI adapter being unable to find the device, until a rescan/reboot of the host is done.
Can anyone suggest a better way of doing this?
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vmroyale
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Hello.

The proper procedure is outlined in http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1015084

Good Luck!

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com

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vmroyale
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Hello.

The proper procedure is outlined in http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1015084

Good Luck!

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com

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gheywood
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Thanks, that link looks great.

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