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VMware VirtualCenter and VMware ESX Server Provide Datastore URLs with Different Formats

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What are the formats for datastore URLs in VMware VirtualCenter and VMware ESX Server?

Solution

VMware VirtualCenter and VMware ESX Server use different formatting for datastore URLs.

VMware VirtualCenter uses the form sanfs://vmfs_uuid:.

VMware ESX Server uses an absolute path to the VMFS volume. For example,
/vmfs/volumes/<<id>>

Based on VMware KB 2305


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