Provision storage for a vmware traditional datastore

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provision storage for a VMware traditional Datastore and configure access to a relevant ESXi host, which results in the automatic configuration of Datastores on the ESXi host. Modifying or deleting the Datastore in Unisphere automatically updates the ESXi host as well. A NAS Server with NFS enabled is a pre-requisite to creating VMware NFS Datastores and a NAS Server with NFS and vVols enabled is a pre-requisite for accessing vVol (File) Datastores. For vVol-specific operations, users can use the VMware page to configure Capability Profiles, and view Protocol Endpoints and Virtual Volumes. The Datastore Shares tab includes NFS shares that VMware NFS Datastores and their associated hosts have access to. Also, in Dell EMC Unity system OE version 4.5, VMFS 6 Datastores can be created in the GUI. For more information on vVol technology and other virtualization technologies, see the Dell EMC Unity: Virtualization Integration white paper on Dell Support.
Unisphere Graphical Interface 22 Dell EMC Unity: Unisphere Overview | H15085 VMware (Storage) Page 6.8 Hosts Under the Accesscategory in the main navigation menu, users can configure hosts (Windows or Linux/UNIX) for storage access. VMware hosts can be configured on the VMware (Hosts) page. Before a network host can access block storage, the user must define a configuration for the host and associate it with a storage resource. An access to NFS Share can be restricted to certain hosts. SMB file systems can automatically be accessed by authorized users once provisioned. Users can use the Hosts page, as shown in Figure 18, to configure host configurations. This can be done on an individual host-by-host basis or through subnet and netgroup configurations that allow access to multiple hosts or network segments. For block resources, before the user starts to configure a host, the user should ensure that initiator interfaces are configured, and initiator registration is completed. Once a host configuration is completed, users can go to the properties of a storage resource and specify the hosts from which they want the resource to be accessed. Hosts Page In Dell EMC Unity OE version 4.4 or later, Unisphere prevents the user from deleting a block resource that has host access assigned to it. To delete the host-accessible block resource, the user first needs to remove host access before the block resource can be deleted. To remove host access from multiple resources, the user can select the multiple resources and click the More Actions > Modify Host Accessaction, as shown in Figure 19.
Unisphere Graphical Interface 23 Dell EMC Unity: Unisphere Overview | H15085 Modify Host Access Action In Dell EMC Unity OE version 5.0, the user can assign multiple LUNs to multiple Hosts at the same time. In addition, a Merge operation is also available. Merge provides access to the list of hosts to the desired LUNs that are selected. For example, if some LUNs use Host1 and Host2, and others use Host5 and Host6, the Modify Host Accesswindow will list all the hosts (Host1, Host2, Host5, and Host6) after the merge operation completes.

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