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In the Vsphere client under Storage I see 4 storage/datastores. I can i find where this is located? How can I see the actual path
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coolsport00Commented:
Are they local or on a SAN? ESX/i reads the path or the UNC as /vmfs/volumes/uuid/datastore.

Regards,
~coolsport00
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JLSAZAuthor Commented:
they most likely are local...but not sure
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coolsport00Commented:
I dont think you can see that path using the Client; right click on the datastore & select Properties to see if it says there (not able to verify at the moment).
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JLSAZAuthor Commented:
two are on a SAN...still how can I see the location from vsphere cleint?
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coolsport00Commented:
Otherwise, you can use WinSCP. It's not the Client but at least a GUI-based solution.
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JLSAZAuthor Commented:
Is WinSCP like Putty
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coolsport00Commented:
No...more like Windows Explorer. Google it to download...it's free! :) I'll be honest...it's helped me a lot to be able to better 'see' the ESX/i file/folder structure.
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jesse_7271Commented:
Click on the ESX server, then click on Configuration tab

Under hardware click on storage adapters

Scroll down and click on one of the HBA's

In the bottom Pane you should see a list of disks, these of course are your SAN/NAS drives

You can then click on the paths button in that same bottom pane, that will show you it's target
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B HCommented:
are you looking from home > inventory > datastores
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the "configuration" tab of the host machine?

if the datastores are on the left, just select one, go to the 'status' tab, should see the path there

if on the configuration page, you'll see additional info under "device" such as the LUN, volume, etc

selecting the host machine at the left, configuration tab, hardware>storage-adapters, you'll see everything on that screen there too



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jesse_7271Commented:
You could also go to Configuration-> Storage, then click the devices view, local storage with use the transport=Block Adapter

Or

You could go into inventory->datastore and check through the properties of each datastore, storage views and the like.
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JLSAZAuthor Commented:
Under Configuration-> Storage i do not see then click the devices view, local storage with use the transport=Block Adapter
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I do not see this: You could go into inventory->datastore and check through the properties of each datastore, storage views and the like...I see inventory...not databases
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JLSAZAuthor Commented:
using ESXi 3.5
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bhartwellCommented:
From the Infrastructur client, i highlight the esx host server then select the configuration tab. This is where i see the local disks assigned to my local datastore as well as my iSCSI connection to a remote datastore.
Under my "iSCSI Software Adapter" i highlight the VMHBAxx disk then select "Properties" on the right side.
Once the iSCSI initiator properties window is displayed, select the Dynamic Discovery or Static Discovery tab to find out IP of the server that is hosting the remote datastore. Hope that helps you out.
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JLSAZAuthor Commented:
where should i be looking?
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bhartwellCommented:
Select Storage Adapters form the left side column under Hardware. the scroll down to the bottom and look for iSCSI Software Adapter...
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JLSAZAuthor Commented:
the iSCSI Software Adapter is the location of the datastore?
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bhartwellCommented:
if the iSCSI Adapter is setup then look under "iSCSI Software Adapter"  and highlight the VMHBAxx disk then select "Properties" on the right side.

Once the iSCSI initiator properties window is displayed, select the Dynamic Discovery or Static Discovery tab to find out IP of the server that is hosting the remote datastore. Hope that helps you out.
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JLSAZAuthor Commented:
Thanks for all the help
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