Certain esxcli corestorage claimrule commands, for example the commands that you run to add new claim rules, remove the rules, or mask paths, require that you specify a number of options.

esxcli corestorage claimrule Options

Option

Description

-A|--adapter

Indicate the adapter of the paths to use in this operation.

-u|--autoassign

The system will auto assign a rule ID.

-C|--channel

Indicate the channel of the paths to use in this operation.

-c|--claimrule-class

Indicate the claim rule class to use in this operation.

Valid values are: MP, Filter, VAAI

-d|--device

Indicate the device Uid to use for this operation.

-D|--driver

Indicate the driver of the paths to use in this operation.

-f|--force

Force claim rules to ignore validity checks and install the rule anyway.

-h|--help

Show the help message.

-L|--lun

Indicate the LUN of the paths to use in this operation.

-M|--model

Indicate the model of the paths to use in this operation.

-P|--plugin

Indicate which PSA plug-in to use for this operation.

-r|--rule

Indicate the claim rule ID to use for this operation.

-T|--target

Indicate the target of the paths to use in this operation.

-R|--transport

Indicate the transport of the paths to use in this operation.

Valid values are: block, fc, iscsi, iscsivendor, ide, sas, sata, usb, parallel, unknown.

-t|--type

Indicate which type of matching is used for claim/unclaim or claimrule.

Valid values are: vendor, location, driver, transport, device.

-V|--vendor

Indicate the vendor of the paths to use in this operation.