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.


  • 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.