Our environment consists of 2 ESXi v6 hosts and 2.4 TB of RAID 10 storage. Non-clustered. All storage is under one shared vCenter Datastore. The supporting hardware is a Dell VRTX with a pair of PowerEdge M630 blades.
The shared vCenter Datastore is a bit low of free storage capacity. And I need to spin up a final server VM that won't comfortably fit against it. The VRTX doesn't offer the ability to expand the storage array, so I cannot insert the new HDD's I have and increase its size. I'd have to rebuild the entire virtual disk, which is something I want to avoid. So instead I would need to insert the new HDD's and create a new Dell virtual disk for these new HDD's.
Here is my question. If I do create a second Dell virtual disk, can I add them to the existing vCenter Datastore? Or would I have to assign them as a second vCenter Datastore? And if I can indeed add them as an extent of the existing vCenter Datastore, what is the procedure for doing so?
I have documentation about how to get the new HDD's configured from the Dell VRTX angle. Just would like some pointers about handling things in vCenter!