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Shouldn't the OS datastore be hidden in vSphere?

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I am have a moment of confusion. I never really paid attention to this and can't refer back to old builds at that point. Anyway, after installing ESXi on a host shouldn't the datastore that contains the OS be hidden?

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Phillip Balderos VCP6-DCV
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When installing a data store is created in the free space thats left over, the actual os isn't in it.

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When installing a data store is created in the free space thats left over, the actual os isn't in it.

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datastore1 is the VMFS partition on the installation disk, not the only partition.

This should help: http://www.vmwarearena.com/what-i-wish-everyone-knew-about-esxi-partition/

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sjesse​ Thank you! So its safe to say I need to lock down this datastore so no one creates any VMs on it right?

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scott28tt​ Thanks for your response. Same question for you: So its safe to say I need to lock down this datastore so no one creates any VMs on it right?

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Just delete it, as scott referenced, its an extra partition so if you delete it just goes away.

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Thank you! I will do that.

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