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HOW TO: Create a VMware vSphere Cluster add an EVC Baseline and then present a Synology NAS to multiple hosts in the cluster.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)
EE Fellow, MVE, Expert of the Year 2021,2017-11, Scribe 2016-2012, Author of the Year 2018-6,2013-2012 VMware vExpert Pro, vExpert 2022-2011
In this video, I will show you how to HOW TO: Create a VMware vSphere Cluster add an EVC Baseline and then present a Synology NAS to multiple hosts in the cluster.  This video builds on Part 22: HOW TO: Add VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi 7.0 Hosts to VMware vSphere vCenter Server 7.0. and Part 25: HOW TO: Add a Synology NAS providing NFS Storge to VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi 7.0.

In Summary

1. Create a VMware vSphere Cluster.
2. Add a VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi 7.0 host to a Cluster and to vCenter Server datacenter.
3. Create an EVC baseline to allow vMotion between hosts.
4. Create VMKernel Portgroups to allow NFS traffic to the Synology NAS.
5. Add Synology NAS NFS export to multiple hosts in the cluster.

Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC) Explained

Video Steps

1. Connect to vCenter Server 7.0.

Using a web browser, enter the fully qualified domain name of the vCenter Server 7.0 in the URL.

2. Privacy Notice.

If using the VMware self-signed certificate (the default), click Accept to proceed.

3. Launch vSphere Client (HTML5)

Click the Launch vSphere Client (HTML5) button.

4. Enter SSO credentials

Enter the Administrator@vsphere.local username and password.

5. Create a Cluster

Right-click the datacentre object and select New Cluster.

6. Add a Host

Right-click and a host using it's fully qualified domain name.

7. Add an EVC Baseline

Select Cluster > Settings > Services > VMware EVC > Select the desired EVC baseline.

8. Add datastore to multiple hosts

Select Datastore > datastore object > Mount Datastore to Additional hosts.
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