How to find unused Datastore/LUN in VMware

cgeorgeisaac
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I have been asked to clean up  my datastores/LUN/Storage sitting on HP3PAR 7000c
How can I find out in VCenter 6.5 if a specific Datastore is not being used?
Or any other way to find out if there are no activities on a specific datastore/LUN to enable me to delete it and make more space
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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
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Commented:
in the Web client, view Storage. Clicking on the host group or individual data stores you should be able to see VMs, hosts etc. using that resource in the mid rail.
cgeorgeisaacSenior Engineer

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Thanks for your reply Qlemo.
I am just seeing the amount of resources used.  But does not specifically tell me the previous activity. Eg. the VM May be on but there may not be any activity. how to confirm there was no activity on the VM or datastore.  To enable me to delete it.
"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
Top Expert 2015
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IIRC VMware does not record activity timestamps for VMs unless as part of the performance counters, which are volatile. You are bound to use the guests' OS capabilities to see whether they are used at all. which is difficult for paused or stopped VMs ;-),

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