Dead Paths on storage attached to vCenter.

Geronimo Finch
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Hi there.

Quick query re: removing dead paths from storage.

I have a number of dead paths that can be removed via command similar to:

# esxcli storage core device detached remove -d NAA_ID

Can you just confirm if this command will work on a storage device showing as dead?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Yes it should, or just delete from from the GUI e.g. vSphere Client.

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Thanks Andrew. Just one brief, final question on this one. Is there any possibility that running this command on an active host in a cluster could cause problems, such as disconnection or crash?
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We've never seen it do that....

but there is always a chance... on a production machine.

We would never risk any change to one of our Production Machines, hosting hundreds of VMs, we would put into Maintenance Mode, and schedule out of hours (core hours!)

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Informative, as always, Andrew. Thanks.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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No problems.....

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