Vmware esxi 5

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.
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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


Add Storage

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From the 'Add Storage' wizard, select Disk/LUN, select the disk for your new datastore, then Finish.

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
but you may want to create a RAID array first and present this to ESXi, if you have RAID for reundancy.
sitgAuthor Commented:
Please tell me esxi 5 support raid array.
Yes; you configure RAID in the BIOS via the RAID Config Utility though.

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Provided the Storage Controller is on the Hardware Compatibility List


and its not called a Mickey Mouse RAID Controller!
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