You can untag a device tagged as SSD whenever required.

This topic lists commands that you need to use to untag an SSD device. For more information about these commands, see the Getting Started with vSphere Command-Line Interfaces and vSphere Command-Line Interface Concepts and Examples documentation.


Identify the device that you want to untag.

esxcli storage nmp device list 

The command results in the following information.

Device Display Name: DGC Fibre Channel Disk (naa.6006016015301d00167ce6e2ddb3de11)
Storage Array Type: VMW_SATP_CX
Storage Array Type Device Config: {navireg ipfilter}
Path Selection Policy: VMW_PSP_MRU
Path Selection Policy Device Config: Current Path=vmhba4:C0:T0:L25
Working Paths: vmhba4:C0:T0:L25

Note down the SATP associated with the device.


Remove the claim rule that was used to tag the device.

esxcli storage nmp satp rule remove -s SATP --device device_name

For example,

esxcli storage nmp satp rule remove -s VMW_SATP_CX --device naa.6006016042fa19010a12d9b16d6ade11

Unclaim the device.

esxcli storage core claiming unclaim --type device --device naa.6006016042fa19010a12d9b16d6ade11 

Reclaim the device by running the following commands:

esxcli storage core claimrule load
esxcli storage core claimrule run

Check the device status by running the following command.

esxcli storage core device list -d device_name

The command output indicates whether the disk is untagged.

Is SSD: false