VMware – Enabling SSD Option on SSD Disk or LUN with ESXCLi on VMware ESXi Host 6.x


You have a VMware ESXi 6.5 or 6.7 host without vCenter and do you have an SSD based disk or LUN that appears as “None-SSD” in the web console? The following steps explain how to adjust the Drive Type (SSD Option) using ESXCLi.


To enable the SSD option on SSD based disks/LUNs that are not detected as SSD by default.

Configuration steps with ESXCLi

Get all storage devices:

esxcli storage nmp device list

Values needed from the preceding command:
– Device Name: naa.62cea7f074dddc0027486e5212048ad5
– Storage Array Type (SATP): VMW_SATP_LOCAL

Enable the SSD Option:

esxcli storage nmp satp rule add --satp VMW_SATP_LOCAL --device naa.62cea7f074dddc0027486e5212048ad5 --option "enable_ssd"
Restart the VMware host to apply the changes.


The SSD Disk or LUN have now the correct SSD Option.