I’m hoping to do some posts on the vCLI when I have some time in the near future. But I was trolling through the release notes and came across this particular gem in the known issues section:
“Running vmkfstools -C does not prompt for confirmation. When you run
vmkfstools -C to create a VMFS (Virtual Machine File System) on a partition that already has a VMFS on it, the command erases the existing VMFS and creates the new VMFS without prompting for confirmation.
Workaround: No workaround. Check the command carefully before running it.”
Nice! I can imagination a certain special consternation one would feel when running this on the wrong production LUN …