Connecting Window2012 to a Datastore

Hello,
I have a VNX5200 SAN connected by Fiber to two Esxi 6.0 host servers with hba installed. Everything is configured correctly between SAN and Hosts. I installed a VM W2k12 in one of the two hosts using the datastorage created in the SAN but when I go to the W2k12 Disk management, I only see the C: partition. How do I map the server to the rest of datastorage ?

thank you for your help.
ggRM7865Asked:
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Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
You connect to the datastore by connecting vmware vsphere client to either the host server or the vcenter server.
Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
I would look at connecting to your Vcenter server with a vsphere client, you can download vsphere client by browsing in a web browser to the hosts ip and clicking download vsphere client.

you can login to vcenter by using your active directory administrator account as its active directory integrated, you will need the hosts root login to login directly to a host.

In Vcenter there is a datastores section where the datastore is visible, from here you can add an extra drive if the space is there or perform many simple administrative tasks.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You DO NOT map the OS to the datastore.

Windows does not understand VMFS. (VMware filing system).

What do yuo want to do

1. increase the storage space in the VM using a virtual disk (VMDK) which is STORED on the Datastore (VMFS).

OR

2. present a LUN directly to the OS. (what we call RDM, or Raw Device Mapping)

see here if 2.

https://www.vmadmin.co.uk/resources/35-esxserver/58-rdmvm
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ggRM7865Author Commented:
I actually don't use software hba but physical FC hba adapter installed in both Hosts (see VC1 pic). The Vsphere-SAN configuration is ok. I created a data storage in the SAN (Shared_Datastoe in VC3 pic) and installed a W2k12 in it (see VC2 pic). Two hosts share same Data Store (for VMotion reason).
Now, I would need to "present" that shared data storage to my VM (W2012, see w2k12 pic). Right now it only see the root partition C:.

thank you for your help....
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Now, I would need to "present" that shared data storage to my VM (W2012, see w2k12 pic). Right now it only see the root partition C:.

You cannot present the Shared_Datastoe to Windows 2012.

You can only present a LUN (non VMFS)
ggRM7865Author Commented:
Ok so it seems like for a FC SAN storage I would have just to edit the VM setting in vCenter and add another Hard Drive with the space available in the LUN. Once I restart the VM (w2k12), new hard drive is there.
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1004113
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You will need to create a NEW LUN.

and then add a new virtual disk of type RDM (Raw Device Mapping), select the LUN, from the wizard (new LUN you have created on your SAN).

Once you have done this, you would then treat the disk in Windows as a normal disk, and partition and format.

(it's exactly the same as in the Article I posted the link for, other than you are using a hardware iSCSI adaptor, rather than Software!), but the same process and procedure.

Can I ask WHY, an RDM LUN ?

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ggRM7865Author Commented:
The difference I noticed is that you article talks about iSCSI storage. This is a Fiber channel storage not an iSCSI.
Your 1. point in previous answer  worked.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
FC or iSCSI....

it's the same process, it's a LUN presented to an Host via HBA. Does not matter on the protocol, FC, iSCSI, FCoE

other than FC these days, old fashioned, and dying out.....(and FCoE - better ask Cisco, how's that doing!?)
ggRM7865Author Commented:
So are you saying an EMC2 VNX FC storages are old fashioned and dying out???
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
No, Fibre Channel is not common, in installations any more, due to cost and complicated setup in favour of iSCSI and NFS, since the speed of networking has become faster with 10Gbe.

and Flash Arrays now coming online....
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