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Dell EMC NVDIMM-N Persistent Memory User Guide


This is the Datastore area which includes information about the traditional storage accessible to ESXi and the persistent memory Datastore.

NOTE:The PMEM Datastore is created on the first system boot after NVDIMM-Ns are detected in a system by ESXi. This datastore is fixed at that time and will not expand if additional NVDIMM-N modules are added after the fact.

To expand the datastore:

  1. Migrate your data.
  2. Boot into BIOS F2 Setup.
  3. Select Persistent Memory as indicated in section 5 of this guide.
  4. Select Factory Default and Secure Erase for all NVDIMM-N modules in the system.
  5. Follow prompts to reboot and continue on into ESXi. The additional NVDIMM-N modules will now be detected.
Figure 1. Datastores
This image shows Datastores.

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