This post is part of a series on deploying Highly Available vCenter and Platform Services Controllers.
Part 5: vCenter HA: Deploy vCenter
Part 7: vCenter HA: License vCenter
Part 11: vCenter HA: Configure vCenter HA
Part 12+: Advanced Tasks (Coming soon)
We now have our hosts configured in a cluster. Here we are going to create a datastore as well as a datastore cluster.
From the home page in the web client, click Hosts and Clusters.
Right click on one of the hosts, Select Storage and click New Datastore.
You may need to Rescan Storage if you have recently provisioned new LUNs to the hosts.
Using the radio buttons, make sure that VMFS is selected.
Enter a datastore name.
Select the LUN to use for the datastore.
*** NOTE: There may be more LUNs present so make sure that you select the correct one. You can correct the LUN ID with your array manager.
Select VMFS 6 for 6.5 hosts or VMFS 5 for 6.0 or earlier.
Click the gray block to access the Storage tab.
Here you will see a list of all of your datastores.
Right click on the Datacenter and select Storage then click New Datastore Cluster.
Enter a name for the Datastore Cluster.
Select the radio button for fully automated.
Set these as necessary for your environment.
Under the clusters tab, check the box next to your Datacenter.
Check the boxes for the datastores that you want to be included in the datastore cluster.
You now have a datastore cluster ready to go.