You can edit the settings of your Virtual SAN cluster to change the method for claiming disks and to enable deduplication and compression.

About this task

Edit the settings of an existing Virtual SAN cluster if you want to enable deduplication and compression, or to enable encryption. If you enable deduplication and compression, or if you enable encryption, the on-disk format of the cluster is automatically upgraded to the latest version.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to the Virtual SAN host cluster in the vSphere Web Client.
  2. Click the Configure tab.
  3. Under vSAN, select General.
  4. Click the Virtual SAN is turned ON Edit button.
  5. (Optional) If you want to enable deduplication and compression on the cluster, select the Deduplication and compression check box.

    Virtual SAN will automatically upgrade the on-disk format, causing a rolling reformat of every disk group in the cluster.

  6. (Optional) If you want to enable encryption on the cluster, select theEncryption check box, and select a KMS server.

    Virtual SAN will automatically upgrade the on-disk format, causing a rolling reformat of every disk group in the cluster.

  7. Click OK.