vSAN disk groups must be created on each host that is contributing storage to the vSAN datastore.

About this task


  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.



      User name




  2. In the Navigator, select Hosts and Clusters and expand the mgm01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local tree.
  3. Click on the LAX01-Mgmt01 cluster and click the Configure tab.
  4. Under Virtual SAN, click Disk Management.
  5. Click on mgmt01esx52.lax01.rainpole.local and click on the Create a New Disk Group button.
  6. In the Create Disk Group window, select a flash disk for the cache tier, two hard disk drives for the capacity tier and click OK.

  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for mgmt01esx53.lax01.rainpole.localand mgmt01esx54.lax01.rainpole.local.
  8. Assign a license to vSAN.
    1. Right click the LAX01-Mgmt01 cluster and select Assign License.
    2. In the LAX01-Mgmt01 - Assign License window select the previously added VSAN License and click OK.