You can have the VSA Installer format the disks on your server during or after the installation.

Procedure

  1. Select when to format the disks on the Format Disks page.

    Option

    Description

    Format disks on first access

    Disks are formatted after installation on first read or write. Takes less time for installation.

    Format disks immediately

    Disks are formatted during the installation with zeroes. This requires additional time during the installation process, but result in improved disk performance until all disk blocks are written to. After that, the difference in performance between the two choices is unnoticeable.

  2. Click Next.

Results

The Verify Configuration page appears.

What to do next

You can review the configuration and start the installation process.