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

About this task

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. In the Navigator, select Hosts and Clusters and expand the sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree.
  3. Click on the sfo01-w01-consolidated01 cluster and click the Configure tab.
  4. Under vSAN, click Disk Management.
  5. Click on sfo01w01esx02.sfo01.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 sfo01w01esx03.sfo01.rainpole.local and sfo01w01esx04.sfo01rainpole.local.
  8. Assign a license to vSAN.
    1. Right click the sfo01-w01-consolidated01 cluster and select Assign License.
    2. In the sfo01-w01-consolidated01 - Assign License window select the previously added VSAN License and click OK.