Removing storage from a VVol datastore

If a virtual volume (VVol) datastore has multiple FlexVol volumes, you can remove one or more of the FlexVol volumes from the VVol datastore without deleting the datastore.

About this task

A VVol datastore exists until there is at least one FlexVol volume.


  1. From the vSphere Client Home page, click Hosts and Clusters.
  2. Right-click the VVol datastore that you want to modify, and then select NetApp VSC > Remove Storage from VVol Datastore.
    The Remove Storage from VVol Datastore dialog box is displayed.
  3. Select the FlexVol volumes that you want to remove from the VVol datastore, and click Remove.
  4. Click OK in the confirmation dialog box.
    Note: If you select all of the FlexVol volumes, an error message is displayed, indicating that the operation will fail.