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Removing storage from a VVOL datastore

If a VVOL datastore has multiple FlexVols, you can remove one or more of them from the datastore without deleting the datastore. A VVOL datastore continues to exist as long as it has at least one FlexVol.


  1. From theVMware vSphere Web Client Home page, click Hosts and Clusters.
    Screen shot: Hosts and Clusters selected on the vSphere Web Client Home page.
  2. Right-click the datastore and select VASA Provider for clustered Data ONTAP > Remove Storage from VVOL Datastore.
    The Remove Storage from VVOL Datastore dialog box appears.
  3. Select the FlexVols that you want to remove from the VVOL datastore, and click Remove.

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    A dialog box asks whether you want to remove the storage.
  4. Click OK.
    A success message tells you the storage has been successfully removed from the VVOL datastore.
    Note: If you select all the FlexVols, an error message appears indicating the operation will fail.