Issues Configuring VMWare HA (high availability) on 2 ESXI 6.5 hosts

I have 2 identical dell server hosts   for licensing i have the Vsphere essentials PLUS kit with Essentials PLUS licenses for my hosts and essentials license for vcenter
I have installed the DELL specific ESXI build.  spun up 4 windows 2016 servers on one of my ESXI hosts.  i have installed vcenter on one of the nested windows VMs.  Vcenter is running fine and i added my datacenter then a new cluster inside of vcenter.  added both my hosts and VMs to the cluster.  Set the cluster to use VMWare HA and when i pull netowrk cables from one host i do see that Vcenter sees that the host fails and changes the host to master.

My issues now are the errors in the configuration issues page (cluster > monitor Tab > Configuration issues )   I have added a screenshot of my errors.   One is for the log files not being stored to persistant storage, one is for management network missing redundancy AND the other is for the number of shared datastores is 0 when it needs to be 2.  

My big question here is the datastore numbers   what do i need to add/configure so that HA will use the datastore on the hosts? to correct this?   Am i missing a way to add them?  I could see the error being that it has 1 (because each host has 1 datastore) but why 0?     From online research it states that i need Shared network storage but I am trying to accomplish this without that need for that.  

Any help on the data store issue of the other 2 errors would be greatly appreciated

The goal is to have HA running so that if one host fails the other will pick up and become live
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
My big question here is the datastore numbers   what do i need to add/configure so that HA will use the datastore on the hosts? to correct this?   Am i missing a way to add them?  I could see the error being that it has 1 (because each host has 1 datastore) but why 0?     From online research it states that i need Shared network storage but I am trying to accomplish this without that need for that.  

none of the above, are responsoible for why VMware HA is not working.

One is for the log files not being stored to persistant storag

This is because you are possible using SD or USB flash drive and log files are not stored on flash, so please see my EE Article about this.

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

one is for management network missing redundancy

this is warning you you only have a single interface configured on the management interface, and this is a single point of failure, so either add another network interface to the vSwitch and use some teaming configuration or ignore it!

You can follow this article to turn off the warnings!

HOW TO: Suppress Configuration Issues and Warnings Alerts after enabling vSphere HA in a VMware vSphere Cluster

AND the other is for the number of shared datastores is 0 when it needs to be 2.  

Do you have shared storage - NO Shared Storage NO VMware HA - it's a requirement!
 
or you could supress the error in my EE Article

HOW TO: Suppress Configuration Issues and Warnings Alerts after enabling vSphere HA in a VMware vSphere Cluster with only a single datastore

BUT YOU HAVE NO SHARED STORAGE!

The goal is to have HA running so that if one host fails the other will pick up and become live

Do you have any shared storage, SAN, NFS, iSCSI, FC , NAS ?

Shared Storage or Network Storage is required for HA, vMotion etc
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