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ONTAP tools for VMware vSphere 9.12
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Refresh the storage system display


You can use the update feature that is provided by ONTAP® tools for VMware vSphere to refresh the information about storage systems and to force ONTAP tools to discover storage systems.

About this task

The refresh option is useful if you changed the default credentials for the storage systems after receiving an authentication error. You should always perform an update operation if you changed the storage system credentials after the storage system reported an Authentication Failure Status. During the update operation, ONTAP tools tries to connect to the storage system by using the new credentials.

Depending on your system setup, this task can take a long time to complete.


  1. On the VMware vSphere Client Home page, click Storage.

  2. Start the update:

    If this location is…​


    Virtual Storage Console

    The REDISCOVER ALL icon.


    Right-click the datacenter, and then click NetApp ONTAP tools > Update Host and Storage Data.

  3. In the Update Host and Storage Data dialog box, click OK.

    The discovery might take few minutes depending on the number of hosts and storage systems in your datacenter. This discovery operation works in the background.

  4. Click OK in the Success dialog box.