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

Procedure

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

Results

vSAN network is enabled for the host.

What to do next

You can enable vSAN on the host cluster.