You can use the Select creation type page of the New datastore wizard to choose whether you want to create a new VMFS datastore, extend an existing one, or mount an NFS datastore.

Procedure

Select a creation type for the new datastore and click Next.

Option

Description

Create new VMFS datastore

Creates a new VMFS datastore on a local disk device.

Increase the size of an existing datastore

Increases the size of an existing datastore by adding a new extent on another disk.

Mount NFS datastore

Creates a new datastore by mounting a remote NFS volume.