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Disks are not claimed automatically by vSAN (2074560)

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  • Disks are not claimed automatically by vSAN when the disk claim mode set to Automatic.
  • No disk group(s) are created with the disks.
  • The disks in use report 0 of X eligible (where X is the number of disks in the hosts participating in the cluster).


Some SAS based controllers allow multiple host access. By default, vSAN does not automatically select and claim disks that are attached to a controller with the capability to share its storage with multiple hosts. This behavior is by design to prevent an accidental overwrite of data.


To resolve this issue, claim the disks manually.

To claim the disks manually:
  1. Open the vSphere Web Client.
  2. Click the Manage tab and click Settings.
  3. Under vSAN, click Disk Management.
  4. Select the Select all eligible disks option.
  5. Select the disks to include in vSAN.
  6. Click OK.

Additional Information

For more information about claiming disks in vSAN, see Managing Disk Groups in the VMware vSphere 5.5 Storage Guide.

Update History

08/12/2016 - Added VSAN 6.0, 6.1 and 6.2 products

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