Create and configure vSAN cluster on node 1.


On Node 1, change the default vSAN storage policy.

[root@esxi-01:~] esxcli vsan policy setdefault -c vdisk -p "((\"hostFailuresToTolerate\" i1) (\"forceProvisioning\" i1))"
[root@esxi-01:~] esxcli vsan policy setdefault -c vmnamespace -p "((\"hostFailuresToTolerate\" i1) (\"forceProvisioning\" i1))"

On Node 1, use the system UUID to create the vSAN cluster.

[root@esxi-01:~] esxcli system uuid get
[root@esxi-01:~] esxcli vsan cluster join -u 56a831ee-5a07-640f-b18e-a0369f730418

On Node 1, verify that the vSAN cluster Local Node Type value is NORMAL, the Local Node State value is MASTER, and the Local Node Health State value is HEALTHY.

[root@esxi-01:~] esxcli vsan cluster get
Cluster Information
   Enabled: true
   Current Local Time: 2016-01-28T04:37:00Z
   Local Node UUID: 56a831ee-5a07-640f-b18e-a0369f730418
   Local Node Type: NORMAL
   Local Node State: MASTER
   Local Node Health State: HEALTHY
   Sub-Cluster Master UUID: 56a831ee-5a07-640f-b18e-a0369f730418
   Sub-Cluster Backup UUID:
   Sub-Cluster UUID: 56a831ee-5a07-640f-b18e-a0369f730418
   Sub-Cluster Membership Entry Revision: 0
   Sub-Cluster Member Count: 1
   Sub-Cluster Member UUIDs: 56a831ee-5a07-640f-b18e-a0369f730418
   Sub-Cluster Membership UUID: 299aa956-642c-3eb6-bff0-a0369f730418

On Node 1, assemble the vSAN disk groups.


The example vSAN Ready Node systems contain the minimum allowable configuration of three hard disk drives and one solid-state drive per disk group.


List the solid-state drive (SSD) devices in the system and take note of one device name for the first disk group.

[root@esxi-01:~] esxcli --formatter=csv --format-param=fields="Devfs Path,Is SSD,Size" storage core device list | grep "disks/naa" | grep true

List the hard disk drive (HDD) devices in the system, ensuring that the boot volume is not in the list, and take note of three device names for the first disk group.

[root@esxi-01:~] esxcli --formatter=csv --format-param=fields="Devfs Path,Is SSD,Size" storage core device list | grep "disks/naa" | grep false | grep -v naa.5000c500894625f3

Create additional disk groups, each containing one SSD and three HDD devices, starting with the devices noted in 4a and 4b.

[root@esxi-01:~] esxcli vsan storage add -s naa.5001e820028799a0 -d naa.5000c5008f366e43 -d naa.5000c5008f3581f3 -d naa.5000c5008f35e103
[root@esxi-01:~] esxcli vsan storage add -s naa.5001e82002879c68 -d naa.5000c5008f38e367 -d naa.5000c5008f355c33 -d naa.5000c5008f353f7b