In previous post  i have explained how to install RVC console on Windows and access vCenter from there . Here I am going to explain how to do vSAN Administration from RVC Console .We are running all the commands on vSAN 6.6.1 version .

Let Start with Connecting to vCenter and List the Commands Available for vSAN

Connect to the vCenter by running below commands

# rvc “vcenter name”  and type the password the user Administrator

The cd command changes directories for navigation and ls command lists the items available on the current location.

From the Cluster Tree type vsan. and press tab to list the available commands 

Let try with some of the commands and check how it is working .

#vsan.cluster_info “cluster”

It will show the VSAN related information about all ESXi hosts.


This command is useful for troubleshooting data unavailability situations and understanding object health in the VSAN cluster .


This Command is useful for visibility into data resync when changing storage policies .


This command is useful for capacity planning on future VSAN nodes and understanding VSAN’s ability to tolerate node failures.

Note:- You may run commands from the Cluster Tree or Run with command Cluster name from previous .


This command provide the pre/post counter information before and after the simulation of a single host failure.


This command gives per-host info on how much of the stated Virtual SAN limits are being consumed.

#vsan.disks_info “vsanhost”

Print physical disk information from a host including disk type (SSD or MD), size and state. This command allows to identify whether disks are eligible to be used for vSAN.

There are many commands available in RVC console which are very useful to Manage and Administrate the vSAN and other vCenter  .

Download the Ruby vSphere Console Command Reference Guide and Try

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