Add hard disks to the first node for cluster across physical hosts with clustered VMDKs on VMFS datastores.


  1. In the vSphere Client, select the newly created virtual machine, right-click and select Edit Settings.
  2. Click the New device drop-down menu, select SCSI Controller or NVMe Controller.
    • If a new SCSI Controller is created, select VMware Paravirtual and set SCSI Bus Sharing to Physical. Click OK.
    • If a new NVMe Controller is created, set NVME Bus Sharing to Physical. Click OK.Shows the user selecting new NVMe Controller.
  3. Select the newly created virtual machine in step 1, right-click and select Edit Settings
  4. Click the New device drop-down menu, select New Hard Disk.
  5. Expand New Hard disk and select the disk size required.
  6. Select a datastore for Location.
    This datastore must be the datastore with clustered VMDK flag enabled.
  7. Under Disk Provisioning, select Thick Provision with Eager zeroed.
  8. Select the newly created SCSI controller or NVMe controller in step 2, for virtual device node (for example, select SCSI (1:0) or NVMe (1:0)).
    Note: This must be a new SCSI controller. You cannot use SCSI 0.
  9. Click OK.
    The wizard creates a new hard disk.