Setup UCS for vSAN

By | September 10, 2015

Setup a UCS C240 for vSAN

In this post I will show you how to use the UCS KVM console to setup the hard drives for use in an existing vSAN cluster.

If you need to load ESX on a UCS server look at my previous UCS post here.

Let’s get started.

Open your CIMC console.

Click on Storage then RAID card.

vSAN-RAID

If no drives have been used you will see these options.

vSAN-unused

Click on the Create Virtual Drive from Unused Physical Drives.

RAID Level: 0

Check on physical drive and click the >> button

Leave the remaining defaults the same.

vSAN-RAID-Settings

Click Create Virtual Drive.

Continue creating Virtual Drives until there are none left.

Remember to create you vSAN network through the vSphere web client. VMware KBase

Log into vCenter via the web client or the fat client.  Add the server to the cluster.  Everything else is handled by VMware.

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