Removing storage and or storage adaptors from host, without reboot?

We're running ESXi 6.0 and had some issues with an iSCIS storage device and wanted to remove it. Could not figure out the correct procedure/order to unmount, detach storage adapter etc.

Is there a correct way to do this without have to reboot the host?
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HaroldNetwork EngineerAsked:
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Richardson PortoConnect With a Mentor Senior Infrastructure SpecialistCommented:
Do you want just unmount and detach the iSCSI datastores or want remove the iSCSI adapter too ?

To unmount the datastores, you can see the various ways to accomplish this task of the following VMware KB article and reboot the host will not be required: https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2004605

But, if you want disable the software iSCSI adapter, a reboot will be required, see: http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-60/topic/com.vmware.vsphere.storage.doc/GUID-6AC3C8AF-FB0B-46F6-8746-28D2BF96A9F6.html
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HaroldNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
@Porto: I was trying to detach a NAS backup repository, to format and rebuild, then attach back.
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kirubaharanCommented:
If you want to remove / delete an iSCSI Software Adapter from your ESXi Host 5.x

http://www.running-system.com/how-to-removedelete-an-iscsi-software-adapter/
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If you want to uninstall the Software iSCSI Adaptor a reboot is required.

But what is the issue, you should not have to remove and reboot, to solve an iSCSI issue.
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HaroldNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
@Andrew: I've installed a 10GB ethernet NIC and switch in the environment on the Qlogic card. I also added the iSCSI soft adaptor. Configured the soft adapter to the IQN of the SAN and setup backup. I had to then delete the storage, as I needed to use some for something else, so I broke the iSCSI soft adaptor to free up the connection to the SAN.

Now I'm trying to add it back, So I started adding the connection back, but nothing should available to bind so I followed your post "HOW TO: Add an iSCSI Software Adapter and Create an iSCSI Multi-path Network in VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi 5.0"  and then saw the available NICs to bind to but still nothing shows when trying to add storage. I ALWAYS get stuck here, every time I change something.

I didn't have this problem when I installed the iSCSI and didn't have to create the fail-over, just added and moved on.

What I's like to do as add the fail-over with the 2 - 10GB NICs and just get the iSCSI bond back to the storage for backups.
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