To enable the exchange of data in the Virtual SAN cluster, you must provide a VMkernel network adapter for Virtual SAN traffic on each ESXi host.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to the host.
  2. Click the Manage tab and click Networking.
  3. Select VMkernel adapters and click the Add host networking icon () to open the Add Networking wizard.
  4. On the Select connection type page, select VMkernel Network Adapter and click Next.
  5. Configure the target switching device.
  6. On the Port properties page, select Virtual SAN traffic.
  7. Complete the VMkernel adapter configuration.
  8. On the Ready to complete page, verify that Virtual SAN is Enabled in the status for the VMkernel adapter, and click Finish.


Virtual SAN network is enabled for the host.

What to do next

You can enable Virtual SAN on the host cluster.