Removing a Datastore from VSphere/ESXi 5.5

Hi Everyone

I've been tasked with re-organizing our ESXi 5.5 datastores, in order to that I have to remove one of our Drobo's from Vsphere.  I am following the advice for correctly removing the datastore that says to check that the datastore is not being used for vSphere HA heartbeat.

I'm not too sure whether it is, but when I browse the datastore there is a folder called .VSphere-HA

Will I be OK to continue with the Unmount and Detach ?

Just wanted to double check :)

Matthew HinchliffeIT EngineerAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You will not, unlikely be able to unmount and delete, without doing the following:-

Check the Cluster Settings, e.g. Right Click Edit Cluster Settings, Check HA configuration, and remove this datastore being used as a VMware HA heartbeat datastore.

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Matthew HinchliffeIT EngineerAuthor Commented:
Thanks Andrew

I've gone in and checked the Cluster Status Dialog and the Drobo I'm looking at removing was indeed set as a Heartbeat datastore. settings

I've then gone in a set Datastore heartbeating to select any of the cluster datastores taking into account my preferences.

There I have ticked the two other Drobos we currently have presented.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You be safe to Unmount, later versions of ESXi, check lots of things before the unmount can be done with ticks....if you get a red cross the unmount will not succeed.
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