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Detach a virtual disk

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After you have attached a virtual disk to restore individual files, you can detach the virtual disk from the parent VM.

Steps
  1. In the VMware vSphere web client GUI, click Menu in the toolbar, and then select VMs and Templates from the drop-down list.

  2. Optional: In the left Navigator pane, select a VM.

  3. In the left navigation pane, right-click the VM, then select NetApp SnapCenter in the drop-down list, and then select Detach virtual disk in the secondary drop-down list.

  4. On the Detach Virtual Disk screen, select one or more disks you want to detach, then click the Detach the selected disk(s) button, and then click Confirm.

    Make sure that you select the correct virtual disk. Selecting the wrong disk might affect production work.
  5. Optional: Monitor the operation progress in the Recent Tasks section.

    Refresh the screen to display updated information.

  6. Verify that the virtual disk is detached by performing the following:

    1. Click Menu in the toolbar, and then select VMs and Templates from the drop-down list.

    2. In the left Navigator pane, right-click a VM, then select Edit settings in the drop-down list.

    3. In the Edit Settings window, expand the list for each hard disk to see the list of disk files.

      The Edit Settings page lists the disks on the VM. You can expand the details for each hard disk to see the list of attached virtual disks.