VMware ESXi 5.0 remove iscsi lun from datastore
Posted on 2014-12-02
I have a datastore on ESXi 5.0 that consists of a 2.7TB local disk and a 2TB iscsi LUN. I want to remove the LUN. Is there a way to do that, or do I need to destroy the datastore and recreate it, this time assigning only the local disk?
What will happen if the LUN dies, or loses network connection?
At the moment I am considering adding a new datastore, shutting down the VMs and removing them from inventory, then moving their folders to the new datastore, and re-adding them to inventory.
I thought about using Veeam Backup to do migration, but it does not copy the snapshots and failed on machines that were not shut down.