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Mounting a VVOL datastore

You can mount the VVOL datastore by using the Mount VVOL Datastore dialog box.


  1. From the 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 > Mount VVOL Datastore.

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  3. The VASA Provider Mount VVOL Datastore dialog box appears and provides a list of the hosts in the same datacenter where you can mount the datastore.
    The list does not include any hosts where the datastore has already been mounted, hosts running ESX 5.x or lower, or hosts that do not support the datastore protocol. For example, if a host does not support FC, you cannot mount an FC datastore.
    Note: Even though the vSphere Web client provides a mount dialog box for the vCenter Server, you should always use the VASA Provider dialog box for this operation. It sets up access to storage running Data ONTAP.

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  4. Select the host where you want to mount the datastore, and click OK.