You can use the HTML5-based vSphere Client to configure services for your vSAN cluster.


You can use Quickstart to quickly create and configure a vSAN cluster. For more information, see vSAN Planning and Deployment


Create a cluster and add hosts to the cluster before enabling and editing the vSAN services.


  1. Navigate to an existing cluster in the vSphere Client.
  2. Click the Configure tab.
  3. Under vSAN, select Services.
  4. On the Services page, click the Enable or Edit buttons to configure vSAN services.
    1. (Optional) Enable vSAN performance service.
    2. (Optional) Enable vSAN File Services.
    3. (Optional) Enable vSAN iSCSI target service.
    4. (Optional) Edit data management features, including deduplication and compression, data-at-rest encryption, and data-in-transit encryption.
    5. (Optional) Edit capacity management features, including operations reserve and host rebuild reserve.
    6. (Optional) Edit advanced features, including object repair timer, site read locality, and automatic rebalance.


Enabling vSAN creates a vSAN datastore and registers the vSAN storage provider. vSAN storage providers are built-in software components that communicate the storage capabilities of the datastore to vCenter Server.

What to do next

Claim disks or create disk groups. See Administering VMware vSAN.

Verify that the vSAN datastore has been created. See View vSAN Datastore.

Verify that the vSAN storage provider is registered. See Administering VMware vSAN.