WombatMaster
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can i add datastores that are in use to a cluster?

i inherited a system.   hosts are in a cluster, but the datastores are not.  

 

can i just create a datastore cluster and add those datastores without interrupting the running VMs?

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ashilkrishnan
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hi @WombatMaster ,

Purpose of datastore cluster would be to enable storage DRS and manage workloads between datastores. It's similar to how DRS manages workloads between different ESXi hosts in a cluster. Yes, you can enable datastore cluster without affecting VMs.

Datastore cluster requirements --> Datastore Cluster requirements 

May I know what are we trying to achieve ?

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WombatMaster
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i just want to enable storage drs.

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ashilkrishnan
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Yes, you can create datastore cluster and enable storage DRS

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