You can create a cluster, and then configure the cluster for vSAN.


  1. Right-click a data center and select New Cluster.
  2. Type a name for the cluster in the Name text box.
  3. Turn on DRS, vSphere HA, and vSAN for the cluster.
    Check Enable vSAN ESA to use vSAN Express Storage Architecture. vSAN Express Storage Architecture is optimized for high-performance flash storage devices that provide greater performance and efficiency.
  4. Click OK.
    The cluster appears in the inventory.
  5. Add hosts to the vSAN cluster.
    vSAN clusters can include hosts with or without capacity devices. For best results, add hosts with capacity.

What to do next

Configure services for the vSAN cluster. See Configure a Cluster for vSAN Using the vSphere Client.