What are two consequences of deleting an NFS datastore from an ESXi host?

What are two consequences of deleting an NFS datastore from an ESXi host? (Choose two.)

A.
The datastore is removed from all connected ESX/ESXi hosts.

B.
The datastore and all virtual machines are removed from the storage device.

C.
The datastore and all virtual machines remain on the storage device.

D.
The datastore is only removed from that specific ESX/ESXi host.

4 Comments on “What are two consequences of deleting an NFS datastore from an ESXi host?

  1. Mohsin Alvi says:

    C is right as
    there is a directory on NFS Server that you mount on ESXi as a datastore (with out formatting the VMFS) and the same directory can be mount on another ESXi. So un-mounting / Removing that datastore from one ESXi will not delete any data ‘VMs’ on NFS Server.

  2. billy says:

    here is from vSPhere documentation:
    http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vsphere.install.doc_50%2FGUID-67C4D2A0-10F7-4158-A249-D1B7D7B3BC99.html
    Managing NAS File Systems with ESXCLI
    Delete one of the NAS file systems.
    esxcli storage nfs remove –volume-name=FileServerHome2
    This command unmounts the NAS file system and removes it from the list of known file systems.

    Delete one of the NAS file systems.
    vicfg-nas -d FileServerHome1
    This command unmounts the NAS file system and removes it from the list of known file systems.


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