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vSphere 6.0: remove partitions from existing storage devices via UI

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In vSphere 6.0 Update 1 a new UI option has been introduced to easily remove all existing data and partitions from existing storage devices in your host.

If you want to re-use an existing storage device, from the vSphere Web Client, click the ESXi host to process and select Manage > Storage > Storage Adapters. Highlight the device you want to erase then click the eraser icon.

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Click OK to proceed.

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The process takes few seconds to complete.

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Partitions have been removed successfully making the storage device available for other purposes.

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This feature allows to easily remove partitions with few clicks without using tricky procedures via CLI.

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