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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Creating a datastore cluster

Datastores presented to the ESXi servers can be grouped together into a single I/O and capacity pool known as the datastore cluster. The main purpose of creating a datastore cluster is to leverage Storage DRS's functionality to load balance the datastore's space utilization and I/O capacity.

Creating a datastore cluster

For datastores to be in a datastore cluster, they should meet the following requirements:

  • The datastores in a datastore cluster should only be accessible to ESXi hosts from a single data center
  • A single datastore cluster cannot contain both VMFS and NFS volumes
  • All the ESXi hosts accessing the datastores should be of Version ESXi 5.0 ...

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