In my VMWare environment under Datastores I have some named datastores _local

I am unclear what these are.  Can anyone offer any insight?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
can you provide a screenshot ?
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
most likely you have shared storage datastores and datastores that are specifically tied to your local ESXi hosts.
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Andreas PeetzCommented:
These are probably rack mounted servers with local hard disks in them, and the _local data stores are residing on these local disks.
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compdigit44Commented:
If the host has local storage by default VMware will lable it datastore and datastore1 if one already exist. Maybe someone renamed the local datastore to the name you are seeing
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operationsITAuthor Commented:
Yes I will post tomorrow sorry site emergency had me away.  Appreciate the feedback so far
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operationsITAuthor Commented:
see attached it is the _local ones I'm curious about.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
if you select the datastore, which host does it apply to, which will be shown on the right hand pane.

I assume that USGU has a meaning ? hostname maybe ?

if so it's a local datastore, which is connected to that host, e.g. it's not share storage, it's a physical local disk attached to that name host.
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operationsITAuthor Commented:
Hello,  If I select i.e. USGUSS00733_Local for example and go to hosts I see usguss00733.domain.net which is one of my Cisco UCS Blade Host machines.  Thus are you saying this would be the hard drives on the Host i.e. my ESXi configs?

Yes USGUS is our naming for host names on the domain.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
it's a local disk which is attached to that host server which has been formatted with that name.

and has a VMFS datastore for the storage of Virtual Machines and/or ISOS.

it may not be the local hard disk with ESXi configs, without more information.
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operationsITAuthor Commented:
So if this is an external server (via the name) is it the local disk on that stand alone server?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Highly likely. single disk or disks, or RAID array or leftover spare space, on flash drive, SD card etc

check the server, and check which local datastore is attached.
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