Use the SDDC Manager UI to remotely mount datastores from other vSAN clusters (servers).

With HCI Mesh, a cluster can mount a remote vSAN datastore configured with another cluster in an existing workload domain. Once mounted, the cluster consumes storage resources from the remote datastore.

Note: Two or more clusters can share the same vSAN datastore.


At least one vSAN datastore must exist on the workload domain.


  1. In the navigation pane, click Inventory > Workload Domains.
  2. In the domain table, click the name of a domain.
  3. Click the Clusters tab.
  4. In the clusters table, click the cluster name.
  5. Click the ACTIONS dropdown to the right of the cluster name and select Mount Remote Datastore.
  6. Select a remote datastore from the list of available vSAN clusters (servers) and click NEXT.
  7. Review the details.


The remote datastore shows as mounted on the existing vSAN cluster.