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How to erase VMFS in ESX service console?

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How to erase VMFS in ESX service console?

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kjb007
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Post'er alluded to it earlier. To delete a vmfs, use fdisk, and delete the partition. Then run esxcfg-rescan vmhba<0|1|2>

This will remove the vmfs and make sure it does not show up on a rescan.

-KjB

vExpert/VCP/VCAP vmwise.com / @vmwise -KjB

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apatel1
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Hi ferdis, if you want to reformat a VMFS volume from the CLI, you'd have to use the vmkfstools command and potentially fdisk if you wanted to shuffle around your partitions.

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I thing there is no option in vmkfstools for delete!!!

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kjb007
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Post'er alluded to it earlier. To delete a vmfs, use fdisk, and delete the partition. Then run esxcfg-rescan vmhba<0|1|2>

This will remove the vmfs and make sure it does not show up on a rescan.

-KjB

vExpert/VCP/VCAP vmwise.com / @vmwise -KjB
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ferdis
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Thank you kjb007,

I thing its exactly like you said!

Frantisek

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