Configure storage on the host

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You can use the storage assigned to an ESXi host as either a Virtual Machine File System (VMFS) datastore or a raw device mapping (RDM). RDMs are not supported on the NVMe over Fibre Channel protocol.

All 6.x and 7 x versions of ESXi support VMFS versions 5 and 6.

Steps
  1. Make sure the volumes mapped to the ESXi host have been discovered properly.

  2. For instructions on creating VMFS datastores or using volumes as RDMs with either the vSphere Client or the vSphere Web Client, see the VMware Documentation web site.