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Adding additional hosts to an existing vSAN cluster (2059936)

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This article provides steps to add additional hosts to an existing vSAN (formerly known as Virtual SAN) cluster.


To add new ESXi hosts to an existing vSAN 6.x cluster, see the Add a Host to the Virtual SAN Cluster section in the Administering vSAN 6.x guide.

To add additional hosts to the existing vSAN 5.5 cluster:
  1. Add the new host(s) to the vCenter Server environment within the data center.
  2. Configure the vSAN networking VMkernel port group.
  3. Move the host(s) to the cluster for vSAN.
  4. If you are using Manual Claiming for Magnetic Disks (MD) and Solid State Disks (SSD), select the disks you want to use with vSAN.
  5. Check the vSAN Host/Groups screen and ensure that the host(s) have been successfully added.

Additional Information

For more information about configuring vSAN, see the Working with Virtual SAN in the VMware vSphere 5.5 Storage Guide.

See Also

Update History

11/15/2016 - Added vSAN 6.5 to Products. 04/18/2017 - Added vSAN 6.6 to Products

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