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ESXi: using VMware vSphere client, how to add a datasource to create new guest?

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ESXi: using VMware vSphere client, how to add a datasource to create new guest or virtual machine?

thank you experts,

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Assuming you mean 'datastore'? When logged into your ESXi host or to vCenter with vSphere Client, click on a host on the left (once you've added the host), then on the right, click the Configuration tab -> Storage link. Then the 'Add Storage' link in the upper right.

What type of storage do you have...local or SAN? If local (within the host), you should see the datastore already.

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See the DC Guide, pg. 62 for help:
http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r41/vsp_41_dc_admin_guide.pdf

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by:epifanio67
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thank you so much...

now that I see it, I am thinking 'duh'

thank you for patience..
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Nah...don't think such a thing. We're here to help...whatever the question. :)

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thanks expert....
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