Can one vSphere host see a datastore on another host?

Ben Conner
Ben Conner used Ask the Experts™

Is it possible to configure a datastore in vSphere 6.0 Essentials so it can be seen and accessed directly from a second host on the same LAN?  I thought that was possible years ago when I took the class but now I can't find it in the training guides.


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You would need shared storage. eg SAN, NAS, or vSan.
With a SAN or NAS, you would present the storage to the host via ISCSi or NFS. With VSAN, you use the local disks on each host to setup a virtual SAN.
Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developer


Ok, thanks.  All I have on these hosts are DAS raid arrays.  Will go a different route then for what I need to do.

Much appreciated!


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