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  • 1.  Hide datastore

    Posted Mar 06, 2009 09:10 AM

    I want use one datastore only for one VM, how could I hide this datastore for the other VMs?

    I dont wont that our VMware Admins see this datastore,when they for example converting a VM.....(So I want hide the datastore from the admins view)

    Thank you in advance!

  • 2.  RE: Hide datastore

    Posted Mar 06, 2009 09:52 AM

    I don't see any option for a normal VMFS.

    What's about using a RDM as a dirty workaround?

  • 3.  RE: Hide datastore

    Posted Mar 06, 2009 09:58 AM

    you wont be able to do, all Datastores must bve seen be all Hosts for vMotion to work, I am making the assumption you meant Hosts not Guests being able to see the DataStore. you could use masking to only present it ot a single host, but that is as far as you could go.

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  • 4.  RE: Hide datastore
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    Posted Mar 06, 2009 10:32 AM

    that's not possible. you might want to consider using an RDM for this particular VM.



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  • 5.  RE: Hide datastore

    Posted Mar 06, 2009 02:58 PM

    I made a RDM :smileyhappy:, what is the Best Practice of a RDM (are there any other things which I should consider with RDMs?):

    Virtual compatibility or Physical compatibility mode for RDM mappings?

    Thank you in advance...

  • 6.  RE: Hide datastore

    Posted Mar 06, 2009 05:28 PM

    It depends on you needs...

    virtual compatibility mode or physical compatibility

    mode. Virtual compatibility mode virtualizes the mapped device and is

    generally transparent to a guest operating system. This mode also

    provides some VMFS volume advantages, such as the ability to create

    snapshots. Physical compatibility mode provides minimal SCSI

    virtualization of a mapped device, and the VMkernel passes almost all

    SCSI commands directly to the device, which enables closer VM and LUN