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://lax01m01vc01.lax01.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 lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local tree.
  3. Click the lax01-m01-mgmt01 cluster and click the Configure tab.
  4. Under VSAN, click Disk Management.
  5. Click lax01m01esx02.lax01.rainpole.local and click the Create a New Disk Group icon.
  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 lax01m01esx03.lax01.rainpole.local and lax01m01esx04.lax01.rainpole.local.
  8. Assign a license to vSAN.
    1. Right click the lax01-m01-mgmt01 cluster and select Assign License.
    2. In the lax01-m01-mgmt01 - Assign License window select the previously added VSAN License and click OK.