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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. You can create, expand, mount, unmount and delete datastores. When creating a datastore, UCP Advisor automatically creates an associated LU that must be removed when a datastore is deleted.

Before you begin

Make sure the storage device is onboarded in UCP Advisor and that the zoning and host group configuration in place.


  1. In the Storage Objects window, double-click the storage system with the datastore to be provisioned. As an alternative, you can configure a datastore by clicking the Datastores option under the Configure Virtual/Logical Resources banner in the upper area of the UCP Advisor main window.

  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.