vSphere 6.7 ICM – Topic 6.5 – Put VMFS datastore in Maintenance Mode

Happy Thursday to all!  Hope your learning is going just fine.

Remember “First you learn and then you remove the letter “e” from  word learn” !

This blog is mainly aiming on how to put a VMFS datastore in Maintenance mode.

Points to Cover–

  1. How to put datastore maintenance mode.
  2. How to ensure that production doesn’t impact while putting in maintenance mode.

In our LAB we have webclient session to vCenter.

  • Set the view at datastore level from left pane.
  • Choose the datastore on the left that you want to put in maintenance.

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Once the datastore has been put in maintenance mode.

  • Right click the datastore and move the mouse over “Maintenance Mode”.

Though Vmware has a very stable code to detect if any productions VMs are running on the datastore or not. However, it is recommended to do a health check before putting a datastore in Maintenance. For example-  VMs need to be migrated off  from the targeted datastore.  Any ISO inside that datastore shouldn’t me mounted on a running VM.2018-07-28 17_38_43-vSphere - cp-ds-02-g - Summary.jpg

 

Once the datastore has been put in maintenance mode. It shows the datastore status as shown as below. See the ICON how it changed !

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