You use the New Datastore wizard to create a Virtual Volumes datastore.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client navigator, select Global Inventory Lists > Datastores.
  2. Click the New Datastore icon.
  3. Specify the placement location for the datastore.
  4. Select VVol as the datastore type.
  5. From the list of storage containers, select a backing storage container and type the datastore name.
    Make sure to use the name that does not duplicate another datastore name in your data center environment.

    If you mount the same Virtual Volumes datastore to several hosts, the name of the datastore must be consistent across all hosts.

  6. Select the hosts that require access to the datastore.
  7. Review the configuration options and click Finish.

What to do next

After you create the Virtual Volumes datastore, you can perform such datastore operations as renaming the datastore, browsing datastore files, unmounting the datastore, and so on.

You cannot add the Virtual Volumes datastore to a datastore cluster.