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Hi,

I'm wondering if anyone can tell me if its possible to attach 2 different ESXi hosts to the same datastore if they are managed by different VC's

regards
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Assuming you are talking about a shared storage solution such as iSCSI, NFS or fibre then yes it should be possible to do this. Naturally you wouldn't be able to use any features such as vMotion etc.

it's not something I'd recommend doing however is it can get very messy if the same storage is presented to different hosts in different VCs
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vmware uses locking at vmdk level. you can even share iscsi LUN betwwen two (provided iscsi server implements locking at good speed)
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Technically you can with shared storage but it is not a supported VMware configuration.
Also Storage DRS won't work with this configuration.  Having had issues with this in the past I strongly recommend you don't do this.
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