You can select datastores and paths where AppStacks and writable volumes will be stored. You can configure a Hypervisor or VHD In-Guest storage type.

About this task

Use a storage location that is accessible to all virtual machine host servers. When using VMDK Direct Attach Operation Mode, the App Volumes Manager requires local or shared storage to be configured on the hypervisor.

You can use local host storage, but volumes will only be attached for virtual machines on the host. The option to add available storage only appears when App Volumes Manager is configured in the VHD In-Guest mode. Otherwise, the list of storage locations and datastores is populated from vCenter Server


  1. On the Storage page select values for Default Storage Location and enter values for Default Storage Path for AppStacks and writable volumes.
  2. Click Next.

    The Confirm Storage Settings page appears.

  3. Confirm your storage settings and click Set Defaults.

    On this page you can also see options on how App Volumes imports default volumes into the datastore. The Import volumes immediately option does not allow you to perform administrative tasks while import is underway.

  4. On the Upload Prepackaged Volumes page, select the volumes and click Upload.

    This uploads the volumes packaged with this Manager to the selected datastore.

  5. Confirm the details on the Confirm Upload Prepackaged Volumes page and click Upload.