You use the New Datastore wizard to create your datastores. Depending on the type of storage you have in your environment and your storage needs, you can create a VMFS, NFS, or virtual datastore.

A Virtual SAN datastore is automatically created when you enable Virtual SAN. For information, see the Administering VMware Virtual SAN documentation.

You can also use the New Datastore wizard to manage VMFS datastore copies.

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

You can use the New Datastore wizard to mount an NFS volume.

You use the New Datastore wizard to create a virtual datastore.