How to Enable Datastore Browsing

Document created by njoseph Expert on Oct 17, 2016Last modified by Anson McCook on Dec 9, 2016
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Note: Datastore browsing only works with VMware (i.e. vCenter Server & ESXi.)



1. Navigate to Policy>Analysis:

Within the Global Storage Settings Box, uncheck 'Disable Datastore Browsing' and hit 'Apply'


2. Navigate to Dashboards> Improve Overall Efficiency:


As a result, Turbonomic tracks and reports on wasted storage in your environment. Wasted storage is any disk space devoted to files that are not required for operations of the devices or applications in your environment. Click here for more information.



For more information on reclaiming wasted storage (locating orphaned files, forgotten vmdks, etc), review the following document.

How to Reclaim Wasted Storage with Turbonomic

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