If you configured your vSAN cluster through Quickstart, you can use the Quickstart workflow to add hosts and storage devices to the cluster.

When you add new hosts to the vSAN cluster, you can use the Cluster configuration wizard to complete the host configuration. For more information about Quickstart, see "Using Quickstart to Configure and Expand a vSAN Cluster" in vSAN Planning and Deployment.

Note: If you are running vCenter Server on a host in the cluster, the host does not need to be placed into maintenance mode as you add it to a cluster using the Quickstart workflow. The host that contains the vCenter Server VM must be running ESXi 6.5 EP2 or later. The same host also can be running a Platform Services Controller. All other VMs on the host must be powered off.


  • The Quickstart workflow must be available for your vSAN cluster.
  • Networking settings configured while creating the cluster with Quickstart have not been modified.


  1. Navigate to the cluster in the vSphere Client.
  2. Click the Configure tab, and select Configuration > Quickstart.
  3. On the Add hosts card, click Add to open the Add hosts wizard.
    1. On the Add hosts page, enter information for new hosts, or click Existing hosts and select from hosts listed in the inventory.
    2. On the Host summary page, verify the host settings.
    3. On the Ready to complete page, click Finish.
  4. On the Cluster configuration card, click Configure to open the Cluster configuration wizard.
    1. (Optional) On the vMotion traffic page, enter IP address information for vMotion traffic.
    2. On the Storage traffic page, enter IP address information for storage traffic.
    3. (optional) On the Claim disks page, select disks on each new host.
    4. (optional) On the Create fault domains page, move the new hosts into their corresponding fault domains.
      For more information about fault domains, see Managing Fault Domains in vSAN Clusters.
    5. On the Ready to complete page, verify the cluster settings, and click Finish.