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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

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

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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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but you may want to create a RAID array first and present this to ESXi, if you have RAID for reundancy.
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Please tell me esxi 5 support raid array.
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Yes; you configure RAID in the BIOS via the RAID Config Utility though.

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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!
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@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.
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