Datastore management

The NetApp Element Plug-in for vCenter Server enables you to manage datastores that are created on Element volumes. You can create, extend, clone, share, or delete datastores. You can also use VAAI UNMAP to allow a cluster to reclaim freed block space from thinly provisioned VMFS datastores.

Datastore operations can be monitored for completion using task monitoring in vSphere.
Note: To create and manage datastores, you must first create at least one user account in Management > Accounts. If you want to use QoSSIOC service with datastores, you must first configure settings on the mNode Settings page from the NetApp Element Configuration extension point.