When you create a VM placement policy, it is not visible to tenants. You can publish a VM placement policy to an organization VDC to make it available to tenants.

Publishing a VM placement policy to an organization VDC makes the policy visible to tenants. To publish a placement policy to an organization VDC, you must first include its backing provider VDC in the scope of the VM placement policy by creating a global placement policy or editing a placement policy. The tenant can select the policy when they create a new standalone VM or a VM from a template, edit a VM, add a VM to a vApp, and create a vApp from a vApp template. You cannot delete a VM placement policy that is available to tenants.



  1. From the top navigation bar, select Resources and click Cloud Resources.
  2. In the left panel, click Organization VDCs.
  3. Select an organization VDC and click the VM Placement Policies tab.
  4. Click Add.
  5. Select the VM placement policies that you want to add to the organization VDC and click OK.

What to do next

  • Select a policy and click Remove to unpublish the policy.
  • Select a VM placement policy and click Set as default to make that policy appear as the default choice for the tenants during a VM and vApp creation and VM edit. If there is more than one VM placement policy published for an organization VDC, the tenant can select a different policy from the default one.