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ESXi 5.1 host physically removed before unmapping SAN storage

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Last Modified: 2016-04-06

An ESXi 5.1 host was physically removed before iSCSI SAN storage was unmounted/detached/unmapped and the host rescanned. The host was / is being decommissioned and no VMs were running on it. It was removed from vCenter management a while back and was not part of a cluster. It had been powered off for about a month before being taken from the rack.

I still see the host on the EMC and the HP SANs. Can I remove the host from the SANs without causing the SANs or other hosts to freeze up (all paths down or some other issue)? Is it better to just leave the removed host on the SANs? There are only 2 hosts here managed by vCenter and in a cluster so it's not a big cluster with several hosts.

Thanks for any help
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