VMFS datastores serve as repositories for virtual machines. You can set up VMFS datastores on any SCSI-based storage devices that your host detects, including Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and local storage devices.

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You can use the New datastore wizard to create datastores in the VMware Host Client.

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You can use the Select creation type page of the New datastore wizard to choose whether you want to create a new VMFS datastore, extend an existing one, or mount an NFS datastore.

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Select where to create a VMFS datastore in the VMware Host Client.

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Use the Select partitioning options page of the New datastore wizard to select how you would like to partition the device.

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In the Ready to complete page of the New datastore wizard, you can review your configuration selections for the new datastore.