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How to Create a Datacenter?


The goal of this lab is to provide hands-on experience in creating a datacenter.


  • Familiarity with VMware vSphere
  • Access to a vSphere environment with vCenter Server
  • vSphere Client installed on a local machine
  • At least one ESXi host that can be added to the datacenter

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Lab Overview

In this lab, you will complete the following tasks:

  1. Connect to the vSphere environment.
  2. Create a new datacenter.

Step-by-Step Lab Guide

Step 1: Connect to the vSphere environment.

  1. Open the vSphere Client on your local machine.
  2. Enter the vCenter Server IP address/hostname and your credentials (username and password).

Step 2: Create a new datacenter.

  1. Go to the vSphere Client, navigate to the “Hosts and Clusters” view.
  2. Right-click on the vCenter Server instance in the inventory tree and select “New Datacenter.
  3. Enter a unique name for the datacenter and click “OK.
  4. Now you can see your newly created Datacenter.


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WRITTEN BY Karthikeyan S



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