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


  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.



      User name




  2. In the Navigator, select Hosts and Clusters and expand the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree.
  3. Click the sfo01-m01-mgmt01 cluster and click the Configure tab.
  4. Under vSAN, click Disk Management.
  5. Select sfo01m01esx02.sfo01.rainpole.local and click 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 Step 5 and Step 6 for sfo01m01esx03.sfo01.rainpole.local and sfo01m01esx04.sfo01.rainpole.local.
  8. Assign a license to vSAN.
    1. Right Click the sfo01-m01-mgmt01 cluster and select Assign License.
    2. In the sfo01-m01-mgmt01- Assign License window, select the previously added Virtual SAN License and click OK.