How does the Esxcli storage vmfs -l <datastore_name> work

Can someone describe how this command work. 'Esxcli storage vmfs -l <datastore_name>' Are there any risks.  My intent is to cleanup/reclaim datastores I recently deleted more than 30TB of VMs.  What are the specific behavior of this command?

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
No risk, the command in 5.5 is better than it was previously.

No maintenance window is required.

You could check with your SAN Vendor for specifics.

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