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Provisioning a datastore

You can provision a new Virtual Machine File System (VMFS) datastore to create a logical container of your virtual machines.

  1. In the Storage Objects window, double-click the storage system with the datastore to be provisioned.

  2. On the Datastores tab, click Configure Datastore, then click Provision Datastore(s).

  3. Click Next.

  4. Select Datastore Type (VMFS Datastore is currently the only choice).

  5. Select Single Datastore Creation or Multiple Datastore Creation.

  6. Specify Name and Capacity.

  7. Select Storage System and Storage Pool.

  8. Select ESXi Cluster or Hosts.

  9. Review the settings in the Summary window.

  10. Click Finish.