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rentius
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Re-format a LUN

Hi everyone

We have a SAN for the storage of our vm's.

We've divided the SAN into 2 LUN's, the LUN's are formatted with vmfs3.

Now we need to re-format 1 of the LUN's, is there a way to do this through ESX server or how can I do it?

Thank you

Rentius

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Dave_Mishchenko
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With the VI client remove the datastore and then readd it.

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Dave_Mishchenko
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With the VI client remove the datastore and then readd it.

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bertdb
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One caution: I've seen the VI-Client act weird if you ask it to reformat with the same datastore label. If possible, pick a different label.

Either a different label, or use your SAN management interface to initialize the LUN before the "add storage" step..

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