Deletes the specified datastore.





-ESXHostSystem <IESXHostSystem>

Attributes: Required, Position: named

Specifies the ESI ESX host system object, which you can get by using the Get-EmcESXHost cmdlet.


-Name <String>

Attributes: Required, Position: named

Specifies the name of the new datastore.


-Force <SwitchParameter>

Attributes: Optional, Position: named

Allows the cmdlet to continue without asking for user confirmation.


-Silent <SwitchParameter>

Attributes: Optional, Position: named

Turns off all the informational and verbose messages. However, it still displays errors.


-WhatIf <SwitchParameter>

Attributes: Optional, Position: named

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.


-Confirm <SwitchParameter>

Attributes: Optional, Position: named

Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command.


-Datastore <Datastore>

Attributes: Required, Position: named

Specifies the ESI VMware datastore object, which you can get by using Get-EmcDatastore cmdlet.



This cmdlet supports these common parameters: Verbose, Debug, ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable, OutBuffer, and OutVariable. Type get-help about_commonparameters for more details.



-------------- Example 1 --------------

C:\PS>$h = Get-EmcVcenterSystem

C:\PS>$h | Update-EmcSystem -Silent

C:\PS>$l = Get-EmcLun lun2

C:\PS>$sc = Get-EmcScsiLun -Lun $l



C:\PS>$datastore = New-EmcDatastore -Name esi-ds-1 -ScsiLun $sc -Silent


Name                 : esi-ds-1

Type                 : VMFS5

Capacity             : 1.750 GB

FreeSpace            : 1.206 GB

Url                  : ds:///vmfs/volumes/50c3a51b-45835678-9840-a4badb394393/

Uuid                 : 50c3a51b-45835678-9840-a4badb394393

VcenterUuid          : e942d303-eff4-4098-a3cf-e249894bd63b

HostLunIdentifiers   : {Wwn=60:00:09:70:00:01:92:60:54:12:53:30:32:30:44:33}

CanonicalNames       : {naa.60000970000192605412533032304433}

EsxHosts             : {x.x.x.x, y.y.y.y }



vSphere/vCenter Server

C:\PS>$ex = Get-EmcESXHost -ScsiLun $sc[0]

C:\PS>Remove-EmcDatastore -Name esi-ds-1 -EsxHostSystem $ex




C:\PS>Remove-EmcDatastore -Datastore $datastore -EsxHostSystem $ex -Force

This example creates a datastore and then deletes it.