When you perform VMFS datastore management operations, such as creating a VMFS datastore or RDM, adding an extent, or increasing a VMFS datastore, vCenter Server uses default storage filters. The filters help you avoid storage corruption by retrieving only the storage devices, or LUNs, that can be used for a particular operation. Unsuitable LUNs are not displayed for selection. You can turn off the filters to view all LUNs.

Before making any changes to the LUN filters, consult with the VMware support team. You can turn off the filters only if you have other methods to prevent LUN corruption.

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In the vSphere Client, select Administration > vCenter Server Settings.

2

In the settings list, select Advanced Settings.

3

In the Key text box, type a key.

Key

Filter Name

config.vpxd.filter.vmfsFilter

VMFS Filter

config.vpxd.filter.rdmFilter

RDM Filter

config.vpxd.filter.SameHostAndTransportsFilter

Same Host and Transports Filter

config.vpxd.filter.hostRescanFilter

Host Rescan Filter

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In the Value text box, type False for the specified key.

5

Click Add.

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Click OK.

You are not required to restart the vCenter Server system.