Monitoring and Managing Virtual Volumes
The Virtual Volumes functionality changes the storage management paradigm from managing space inside datastores to managing abstract storage objects handled by storage arrays. With Virtual Volumes, an individual virtual machine, not the datastore, becomes a unit of storage management, while storage hardware gains complete control over virtual disk content, layout, and management. The vSphere Storage documentation discusses Virtual Volumes in some detail and explains how to manage them using the vSphere Web Client.
The following esxcli commands are available for managing display information about virtual volumes and for unbinding all Virtual Volumes from all vendor providers. See the vSphere Storage documentation for information on creating Virtual Volumes and configuring multipathing and SCSI-based endpoints.