You can manually combine specific cache devices with specific capacity devices to define disk groups on a particular host.

In this method, you manually select devices to create a disk group for a host. You add one cache device and at least one capacity device to the disk group.


  1. Navigate to the vSAN cluster.
  2. Click the Configure tab.
  3. Under vSAN, click Disk Management.
  4. Select the host and click Create disk group.
    • Select the flash device to be used for cache.
    • Select the type of capacity disks to use, depending on the type of disk group you want to create (HDD for hybrid or Flash for all-flash).
    • Select the devices you want to use for capacity.
  5. Click Create or OK to confirm your selections.


The new disk group appears in the list.