8 Replies Latest reply on Jul 12, 2018 5:03 AM by johnnyknoxville

    datastore

    nimic Lurker

      hi,

      when i create a datastore can i add multiple disks in that datastore?can i expand later datastore adding new disk?vmfs is at datastore level and not at disk level.right?

      tnx

        • 1. Re: datastore
          aleex42 Enthusiast
          vExpert

          vmfs in on datastore level, right.

           

          You should use a RAID system for your datastore, not single disks ...

          • 2. Re: datastore
            SupreetK Master

            If it is a local datastore (created on direct attached disks), you have form a logical volume (RAID) on the hardware level in order to have the provision of expanding the datastore at a later point in time. If it is an array with LUN being presented to the hosts, you can create a datastore on one LUN for now. When you want to expand it, you can either expand the existing LUN or add a new LUN as an extent to the existing one and then expand the datastore.

             

            Cheers,

            Supreet

            • 3. Re: datastore
              nimic Lurker

              hi,

              i like to know the answer at this:

              when i create a datastore can i add multiple disks in that datastore?

              tnx

              • 4. Re: datastore
                johnnyknoxville Enthusiast

                do you mean virtual disks? to create several VMs with disks on the same datastore?

                If you mean this, yes, of course you can.

                • 5. Re: datastore
                  Kaustubhambulkar Enthusiast

                  You can use Multiple disk + RAID to create one logical volume. This logical volume you can use to create Datastore.

                  You can not use multiple disk for creating one Datastore without RAID.

                  • 6. Re: datastore
                    nimic Lurker

                    hi,

                    tnx.

                    the server where i install esxi must to has hardware controller so i create a virtual drive and i install on it the esxi.right?

                    with what command i create on esxi a raid?tnx

                    • 7. Re: datastore
                      SupreetK Master

                      If you are talking about virtual machine hard disks, yes you can have multiple VM hard disks in the same datastore.

                       

                      Cheers,

                      Supreet

                      • 8. Re: datastore
                        johnnyknoxville Enthusiast

                        what do you have from HW? which server and how many disks?

                        normally any server with HW raid controller have some kind of management which you can access from BIOS/UEFI and there you can configure RAID Groups / Virtual Drives and on top of that you install ESXi, create datastores and so on...