Solved

Vmware esxi 5

Posted on 2012-03-23
8
562 Views
Last Modified: 2012-04-09
Hi ,

I have installed Esxi 5 in one server.

This server has 3 hard disk. I installed esxi in First hard disk. I want to know how I will add other 2 hard disk to use as a storage.
0
Comment
Question by:sitg
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
coolsport00 earned 500 total points
ID: 37757326
Log into vCenter or host directly with vSphere Client, select host on left, then Config tab on right. Select 'Storage' in the Hardware box, then Add Storage

~coolsport00

Add Storage
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:coolsport00
ID: 37757329
From the 'Add Storage' wizard, select Disk/LUN, select the disk for your new datastore, then Finish.

~coolsport00
0
 
LVL 121
ID: 37757330
when you installed ESXi 5.0 it usually creates a default datastore called datastore1.

Select Storage, Add Storage using the vSphere Client, that you download from the ESXi server when prompted to download tools, and install to manage your ESXi server.
0
Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the norm in dynamic IT environments. This document describes the challenges that organizations face when protecting data in a hybrid cloud IT environment and presents a use case to demonstrate how Acronis Backup protects all data.

 
LVL 121
ID: 37757340
but you may want to create a RAID array first and present this to ESXi, if you have RAID for reundancy.
0
 

Author Comment

by:sitg
ID: 37765706
Please tell me esxi 5 support raid array.
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:coolsport00
ID: 37765711
Yes; you configure RAID in the BIOS via the RAID Config Utility though.

~coolsport00
0
 
LVL 121
ID: 37765728
Provided the Storage Controller is on the Hardware Compatibility List

http://www.vmware.com/go/hcl

and its not called a Mickey Mouse RAID Controller!
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:coolsport00
ID: 37823711
@stig - was there a reason for the grade discrepancy ('B', as opposed to an 'A')? I believe we posted pretty good detailed info in answering your question. Was there something more you were looking for? Please see EE Help on closing questions: http://vimeo.com/35720633, and http://www.experts-exchange.com/help/viewHelpPage.jsp?helpPageID=24. Typically, if answers were given in full, a grade of 'A' is assigned. If the answer posted is not complete or missing some slight detail, that would result in a 'B', and 'C' would be an answer is given but missing significant information to the solution.

Thanks and best regards.
~coolsport00
0

Featured Post

Schedule a Tour of the ATEN booth at InfoComm 2017

Tour the ATEN booth to see the the Latest Addition to the Modular Matrix Switch Series, New 4K HDMI Over IP Extender and more! Enter ATEN's Ultimate Giveaway Sweepstakes for a chance to win one of several great prizes, including an ATEN US7220 2-Port Thunderbolt 2 Sharing Switch!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When converting a physical machine to a virtual machine using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone or vCenter Converter Enterprise, if an adapter type is not selected during the initial customization the resulting virtual machine may contain an IDE d…
In this step by step tutorial with screenshots, we will show you HOW TO: Enable SSH Remote Access on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5). This is important if you need to enable SSH remote access for additional troubleshooting of the ESXi hos…
Teach the user how to convert virtaul disk file formats and how to rename virtual machine files on datastores. Open vSphere Web Client: Review VM disk settings: Migrate VM to new datastore with a thick provisioned (lazy zeroed) disk format: Rename a…
This video shows you how easy it is to boot from ISO images for virtual machines with the ISO images stored on a local datastore on the ESXi host.

691 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question