The esxcli storage core claiming namespace includes a number of troubleshooting commands.

These commands are not persistent and are useful only to developers who are writing PSA plug-ins or troubleshooting a system. If I/O is active on the path, unclaim and reclaim actions fail.


The help for esxcli storage core claiming includes the autoclaim command. Do not use this command unless instructed to do so by VMware support staff.