You use the VSA Installer to deploy vSphere Storage Appliance and create a VSA cluster. A VSA cluster enables shared datastores that are connected to all hosts in the datacenter. The VSA Installer enables and configures vMotion and High Availability on the created VSA cluster.

Note: When you use the VSA Installer, it deletes the existing data on the local hard disks of each host and changes configuration of the hosts to support vMotion and High Availability. Hosts might reboot during the installation process.


  • Assign a static IP address to the vCenter Server system.
  • Clear all vCenter Server alarms for the hosts that you plan to add to the cluster.
  • Ensure that you have the right number of static IP addresses available for you VSA cluster. For more information about IP address requirements, see VSA Cluster Requirements.