HOW TO: Create a VMware vSphere Cluster in VMware vSphere vCenter Server 8.0

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)
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In this video, I will show you HOW TO: Create a VMware vSphere Cluster in VMware vSphere vCenter Server 8.0.

A VMware vSphere Cluster is created using VMware vSphere vCenter Server.  A VMware vSphere Cluster is a minimum of two VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) hosts configured to share the host resources - CPU, Memory, Networking and Storage. When an ESXi host is added to a Cluster, it's resources become part of the cluster. Clusters provide many functions such as HA, DRS and vSAN.

Video Steps

1. Connect to the VMware vSphere vCenter Server 8.0 using the Web Client.

Using a web browser connect to the vCenter Server

2. Select the Datacenter.

Select the Datacenter.

3. Right Click.

Select New Cluster.

4. Specify Cluster Name.

Enter a name for the Cluster.

5. Click Next.

Click Finish.

6. Click Add.

In the Quickstart Wizard Click Add.

7. Specify host names.

Add all the hosts using FQDN, root username and password.

8. Click Next.

Click Next and Finish and your host are added to the Cluster.
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