VMFS datastores are repositories for VMs. You can set up VMFS datastores for iSCSI-based storage, FC-based storage, and local storage.
Note: You must first install and configure any required adapters and rescan the adapters to discover newly added storage devices.
Create datastores in VSphere 6.5 as follows:
- In the vSphere Web Client, go to Home > Storage > Datastores.
- Click the Create a new datastore icon, as shown in Figure 28, and then create datastore C1- OS.
Figure 28. Create a new datastore icon
- At Type, select VMFS.
- At Name and device selection, for Datastore name type C1-OS, as shown in Figure 29, scroll to select the VMAX volume that we created for C1-OS, and then click Next.
Figure 29. Name and device selection page
Note: To ensure you select the correct VMAX volume, verify that the WWN on VMAX storage of the desired VMAX volume matches the naa.XXXX value of the disk in the Name and device selection window.
- Review the summary, and then click Finish to create the datastore.
Repeat the preceding steps to create remaining datastores. Refer to section VM datastore design in the Ready Bundle for Oracle Validation Guide for details on the datastores to create depending on the database workload type and on the type of your configuration – small, medium, or large.