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How to add more than 16 hosts to a vSAN 5.5 cluster (2073930)

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Cannot add a new ESXi node to a vSAN 5.5 cluster


To create a vSAN cluster with more than 16 hosts, perform the following steps:
  1. Run the esxcli system settings advanced list -o /CMMDS/goto11 command to check the existing configuration.
  2. Run the esxcli system settings advanced set -o /CMMDS/goto11 -i 1 command on all hosts, including the existing hosts in the vSAN Cluster. For example, when adding 4 hosts to an existing 16-host cluster, you must run the command on all 20 hosts.
  3. Restart the hosts.

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