Adding a new host server to a VMware cluster with VSAN

Hi Guys,

I have a VMware setup with 3 physical host servers in a cluster, and VSAN configured for storage.

I need to add a fourth host server to this cluster, this new host server will be away in a data center connected via an Ethernet 1GB connection.

For this reason, I don’t want this new server to be part of the VSAN.

Can I add a host server to my cluster with his own private array of disks for storage?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Can I add a host server to my cluster with his own private array of disks for storage?

Yes, You can add a host to a Cluster, a vSAN cluster, and do not contribute it's disks to the vSAN disk cluster.

the same as if you can hosts with no local disks, and they do not have to contribute to the cluster.

Just do not contribute the local disks to the vSAN cluster, and of course you'll no be configuring this host for vSAN traffic as well! e.g. do not create the VSAN VMkernel! because it will not be required!

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