You can view details about the datastores and datastore clusters that provide the storage capacity to a provider virtual data center (VDC).

To see the list of storage containers for all provider VDCs, navigate to Storage Containers under the Infrastructure Resources tab.

Procedure

  1. From the top navigation bar, select Resources and click Cloud Resources.
  2. In the left panel, select Provider VDCs, and click the name of the target provider virtual data center.
  3. Select the Storage Containers tab.
    The container type Storage Pod refers to a datastore cluster.
    A list of all datastores and datastore clusters on the provider virtual data center appears. The list contains the following information for each container type.
    Title Description
    Name The name of the datastore
    State Enabled or disabled
    Type The type of file system that the datastore uses, such as Virtual Machine File System (VMFS), Network File System (NFS), vSphere Virtual Volumes, or vSAN datastores.
    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 Provisioned storage in use only by VMware Cloud Director objects on the datastore, including:
    • Virtual machines provisioned in VMware Cloud 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.

    Threshold Yellow You receive an email from VMware Cloud Director when the datastore or datastore cluster reaches a specific threshold of available capacity. By default, VMware Cloud Director sets the yellow threshold to 25% of the stand-alone datastore or datastore cluster's total capacity.
    Threshold Red You receive an email from VMware Cloud Director when the datastore or datastore cluster reaches a specific threshold of available capacity. By default, VMware Cloud Director sets the red threshold to 15% of the stand-alone datastore or datastore cluster's total capacity. When a datastore reaches its red threshold, the virtual machine placement engine stops placing new virtual machines on the datastore except for already-placed imported VMs.
    vCenter Server Name The vCenter Server instance associated with the datastore.
  4. (Optional) To see a list of the datastores in a datastore cluster, select the Storage Pod container type and select the Datastores tab.

What to do next

To edit the storage container thresholds, see Configure Low Disk Space Thresholds for a Provider Virtual Data Center Storage Container