You can configure storage for Packages by selecting the default storage locations and paths.

You can add available storage only 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. See Configure VHD In-Guest Storage.

Note: Ensure that the paths for the default locations and the templates are separate from each other.


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.


  1. From the App Volumes Manager, click CONFIGURATION > Storage.
    If you have configured the storage options, click Edit to change the configuration.
  2. Enter the default storage information for Packages:
    Option Description
    Default Storage Location Storage Location in VC
    Default Storage Path For example, /appvolumes/packages
    Templates Path For example,/appvolumes/packages_templates
  3. Confirm your storage settings and click Save.
  4. On the Confirm Storage Settings window, choose when you want to import the volumes:
    • Import volumes in the background - App Volumes Manager dispatches a background job to import the volume and the display goes back to the manager console immediately.
    • Import volumes immediately - App Volumes Manager waits for the import to be completed and the console is not responsive until either the process is complete or 10 minutes have elapsed.