You can view details about the datastores that provide the storage capacity to a provider virtual data center.


  1. From the main menu (Menu), select Cloud Resources.
  2. In the left panel, click Provider VDCs, and click the name of the target provider virtual data center.
  3. Click the Datastore tab.
    A list of all datastores on the provider virtual data center is displayed. The list contains the following information for each datastore.
    Title Description
    Name The name of the datastore
    State Enabled or disabled
    Type The type of file system that the datastore uses, either Virtual Machine File System (VMFS) or Network File System (NFS)
    Used The datastore space occupied by virtual machine files, including log files, snapshots, and virtual disks. When a virtual machine is powered on, the used storage space also includes log files.
    Provisioned The datastore space guaranteed to virtual machines. If any virtual machines are using thin provisioning, some of the provisioned space might not be in use, and other virtual machines can occupy the unused space. This value might be larger than the actual datastore capacity if thin provisioning is used.
    Requested Storage Provisioned storage in use only by vCloud Director objects on the datastore, including:
    • Virtual machines provisioned in vCloud Director
    • Catalog items (templates and media)
    • NSX Edges
    • Used and unused memory swap requirements for virtual machines

    This value does not include storage requested by shadow VMs or intermediate disks in a linked clone tree.

    vCenter The vCenter Server instance associated with the datastore.