You can add datastores to Big Data Extensions to make them available to big data clusters. Big Data Extensions supports both shared datastores and local datastores.

1

Use the vSphere Web Client to log in to vCenter Server.

2

Select Big Data Extensions.

3

From the Inventory Lists, select Resources.

4

Expand the Inventory Lists, and select Datastores.

5

Click the Add (+) icon.

6

In the Name text box, type a name with which to identify the datastore in Big Data Extensions.

Passwords must be from 8 to 20 characters, use only visible lower­ASCII characters (no spaces), and must contain at least one uppercase alphabetic character (A - Z), at least one lowercase alphabetic character (a - z), at least one digit (0 - 9), and at least one of the following special characters: _, @, #, $, %, ^, &, *

7

From the Type list, select the datastore type in vSphere.

Type

Description

Shared

Recommended for master nodes. Enables you to leverage vMotion, HA, and Fault Tolerance.

Note

If you do not specify shared storage and try to provision a cluster using vMotion, HA, or Fault Tolerance, the provisioning fails.

Local

Recommended for worker nodes. Throughput is scalable and the cost of storage is lower.

8

Select one or more vSphere datastores to make available to the Big Data Extensions datastore that you are adding.

9

Click OK to save your changes.

The vSphere datastores are available for use by big data clusters deployed within Big Data Extensions.