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VM ware ESXI 5.5 Data Store

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Need advice on how to create a data store in VM ware 5.5 of the local storage that is on my Server. I have 2TB that is in raid 1 configured on it already and I have ESXI installed and set up already. I added the Host to my VSphere web client as well. How do I go about adding that 1TB of storage to my data store?

Also I am getting an issue that says System Logging is not configured on my host for the same one. I know if i got to settings and go to advanced system settings and look at the syslog.global.logDir is where I need to change it. But I want to change it to the Local Storage of the disks that are in the server.
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Eric C
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Select the Host > Configuration > Storage > Click Add Storage....

see Step 4 in this EE Article I wrote...

Part 2: HOW TO: Connect to the VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1) using the vSphere Client

or - vSphere Web Client

1. Select Hosts and Clusters
2. Select the Host
3. Select Actions
4. New Datastore
5. Follow the wizard, select VMFS
6. Enter a friendly name
7. Select a disk, and complete with next and finish

Also I am getting an issue that says System Logging is not configured on my host for the same one. I know if i got to settings and go to advanced system settings and look at the syslog.global.logDir is where I need to change it. But I want to change it to the Local Storage of the disks that are in the server.

My EE Article will show you how to get rid of this warning message...

Part 11: HOW TO: Suppress Configuration Issues System logs on host are stored on non-persistent storage

specify a datastore.
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Eric CAuthor Commented:
Ok So why would my Host not be showing any Drives attached to it? Is there a step i missed somewhere?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
okay, a number of reasons why....

1. storage controller not supported.

2. LUN or Disk not presented correctly to the OS.

So we need to understand what the server is, make and model, make and model of storage controller.

you can check under Storage Adaptors, and you should see the storage controller, and the device (disk) attached to it.

OR, you have provisioned all storage?

do you have any datastores ?

where did you install ESXi, onto the 2TB disk?

because usually it would create a default datastore of datastore or datastore1
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