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BostonTechGuy
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Creating a New Datastore Cluster

Hello,

Can I move a datastore into a Datastore Cluster while its still hosting VMs?  I have not been able to find information on this. Everything I find on Datastore Clusters talks about new environments.  I am working on an existing vSphere 5.5 but the datastores are not clustered.  I want to place the datastores into a Datastore Cluster without vMotioning the VMs off.

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Boston Tech Guy

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kunaludapi
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You can move datastore into Datastore Cluster without any downtime and while VMs are running on it. (It is as same as you are putting host into cluster, while VMs are running.)

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kunaludapi
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You can move datastore into Datastore Cluster without any downtime and while VMs are running on it. (It is as same as you are putting host into cluster, while VMs are running.)

--------------------------------------------------------------- Kunal Udapi Sr. System Architect (Virtualization, Networking And Storage) http://vcloud-lab.com http://kunaludapi.blogspot.com VMWare vExpert 2014, 2015, 2016 If you found this or other information useful, please consider awarding points for "Correct" or "Helpful".
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BostonTechGuy
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Thank you very much.  The Host reference was an excellent one. 

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vThinkBeyondVM
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Also, If you want to remove datastore cluster, you can just right click and remove. It will not remove datastore attached to host like host cluster.

You can add either all VMFS or all NFS datastores into the datastore cluster but can not both in a datastore cluster


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