You must select which ESXi hosts to include in the VSA cluster.

You can select two or three hosts to add to the VSA cluster.


Verify that you have at least two ESXi hosts in the datacenter to be able to create a VSA cluster.

Verify that the selected ESXi hosts meet the VSA cluster requirements.


  1. If your environment has hosts of different versions, select the version on the Hosts page.
    Only hosts of the same version are displayed.
  2. Select two or three ESXi hosts and click Next.
    The wizard categorizes the hosts by CPU family and subnet. You can include only hosts that have CPUs from the same CPU family and are on the same subnet.

    If you select hosts from different CPU families or with different hardware configurations, the wizard informs you that the hosts cannot join the same VSA cluster.