Mounting datastores on hosts

Mounting a datastore gives a host access to storage. When datastores are provisioned by Virtual Storage Console, they are automatically mounted to the host or cluster. You might need to mount a datastore on a host after you add the host to your VMware environment.


  1. From the vSphere Web Client Home page, click Hosts and Clusters:
    Screen shot: Hosts and Clusters selected on the vSphere Web Client Home page.
  2. In the navigation pane, expand the datacenter that contains the host:
    Screen shot: A datacenter expanded in the navigation pane.
  3. Right-click the host, and then select NetApp VSC > Mount Datastores.
  4. Select the datastores that you want to mount, and then click OK.