You can edit cluster properties to enable vSAN for an existing cluster.

Prerequisites

Verify that your environment meets all requirements. See "Requirements for Enabling vSAN" in vSAN Planning and Deployment.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to an existing host cluster.
  2. Click the Configure tab.
    1. Under vSAN, select Services.
    2. (Optional) Configure data management features, including deduplication and compression, data-at-rest encryption, and data-in-transit encryption.
  3. Click OK or Apply to confirm your selections.

What to do next

Claim the storage devices and create disk groups. See Administering VMware vSAN.