Failed to create VMFS datastore – Cannot change the host configuration.

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Coming hot off the heels of the last two issues, I now have only one more to address before I start applying security patches (last step before moving forward with VM creation). I’m trying to access the drive mentioned here (WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB SATA SSD) in ESXi 6.5, but can’t seem to touch it at all. When I try to make a new datastore, I receive the following error:

  • Failed to create VMFS datastore – Cannot change the host configuration.

 

Do I need to enable SSH and ready the SSD from command line (If so, how)? And when following the instructions given in official documentation, I can’t seem to find Virtual Flash Resource Management for the life of me. Does this feature require use of vCenter by chance? I understand that this prompt seems very fragmented, so I’ll put it like this:

 

 

I want to use the SSD as Virtual Flash, first and foremost. If that can’t be done, how would I go about fixing the error above to make it into a VMFS datastore instead?

 

If you need me to pull up logs or other materials, please let me know. I’ve seen other posts with this error message, but I’m not sure how to fix this myself.

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