July 20, 2015

View Path Selection Policy

View Path Selection Policy In Use

via vSphere Client:
  • Connect to vSphere Client
  • Select a Host
  • Click Configuration
  • Select Storage
  • Select a Datastore
  • View "Datastore Details" for Path Selection
    In the above example the PSP in use is "Fixed (VMware)".
via vSphere Web Client:

Browse to Datastores in the vSphere Web Client navigator.
  • Select the datastore.
  • Click the Manage tab, and click Settings.
  • Click Connectivity and Multipathing.
  • If the datastore is shared, select a host to view multipathing details for its devices.
  • Under Multipathing Details, review the multipathing policies and paths for the storage device that backs your datastore.

Display Storage Devices for a Host

Display Storage Devices for a Host

Display Storage Devices for a Host in the vSphere Web Client

Display all storage devices available to a host. If you use any third-party multipathing plug-ins, the storage devices available through the plug-ins also appear on the list.

The Storage Devices view allows you to list the hosts' storage devices, analyze their information, and modify properties.

  • Browse to the host in the vSphere Web Client navigator.
  • Click the Manage tab, and click Storage.
  • Click Storage Devices.
    All storage devices available to the host are listed under Storage Devices.
  • To view details for a specific device, select the device from the list.
  • Use tabs under Device Details to access additional information and modify properties for the selected device.

Migrate VM with svMotion

Migrate VM with svMotion

Migrate a Virtual Machine with Storage vMotion in the vSphere Web Client
Use migration with Storage vMotion to relocate a virtual machine’s configuration file and virtual disks while the virtual machine is powered on.

You can change the virtual machine’s execution host during a migration with Storage vMotion.

  • Ensure that you are familiar with the requirements for Storage vMotion.
  • Required privilege: Resource.Migrate powered on virtual machine
  • Right-click the virtual machine and select Migrate.
  • To locate a virtual machine, select a datacenter, folder, cluster, resource pool, host, or vApp.
  • Click the Related Objects tab and click Virtual Machines.
  • Select Change datastore and click Next.
  • Select the format for the virtual machine's disks.
  • Select a virtual machine storage policy from the VM Storage Policy drop-down menu.
    Storage policies specify storage requirements for applications that run on the virtual machine.
  • Select the datastore location where you want to store the virtual machine files.
  • Review the information on the Review Selections page and click Finish.
vCenter Server moves the virtual machine to the new storage location. Names of migrated virtual machine files on the destination datastore match the inventory name of the virtual machine. Event messages appear in the Events tab.

The data displayed on the Summary tab shows the status and state throughout the migration. If errors occur during migration, the virtual machines revert to their original states and locations.