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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 are in place.

NoteProvisioning a datastore is not supported on the UCP 4000.


  1. From the Navigator pane, or the Objects tab, double-click and select the storage system with the datastore to be provisioned.

  2. Click the Manage tab, then click the Datastores tab.

  3. On the Datastores tab, click Configure Datastore, then make sure Provision Datastore(s) is selected.

  4. Click Next.

  5. Select Datastore Type (VMFS Datastore is currently the only choice) and click Next.

  6. Select Single Datastore Creation or Multiple Datastore Creation, specify the datastore name and capacity, then click Next.

  7. Select the appropriate Storage System and Storage Pool from the list, then click Next.

  8. Select the ESXi Cluster or Hosts, then click Next.

  9. Review the settings in the Summary window.

  10. Click Finish.