Starting with VMware Cloud Director 10.2.2, if you do not want a provider VDC storage policy to support certain types of VMware Cloud Director entities, you can edit and limit the list of entities associated with the policy.

When you create a provider VDC storage policy, by default, it supports all available entity types. The default entity types are:

  • Virtual machines
  • Named disks
  • Catalog media
  • vApp and VM templates
  • Tanzu Kubernetes clusters
  • Edge gateways

You can limit the entity types that a storage policy supports to one or more types from this list. When you create an entity, only the storage policies that support its type are available. For example, if you want to create a catalog, the only storage policies that appear are the ones that support catalog media, vApp templates, or both. If an entity uses a storage policy and you remove the type of entity from the list of supported entity types, the entity continues to use the storage policy but you cannot make any changes to it without selecting a new storage policy.


  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. Under Policies, select Storage .
  4. Click the radio button next to the target storage policy, and click Edit Supported Types.
  5. From the Supports Entity Types drop-down menu, select Select Specific Entities.
  6. Select the entities that you want the storage policy to support, and click Save.

What to do next

  • Add a VM Storage Policy to a VMware Cloud Director Organization Virtual Data Center
  • Users with the Supported Storage Entity Type: Manage right can use the VMware Cloud Director OpenAPI to add or remove entity types from the list of available types for all storage policies. For example, you can add or remove Runtime Defined Entities (RDEs) to the list. For more information about creating extensions that provide additional VMware Cloud Director capabilities to the tenants, see Managing Defined Entities in VMware Cloud Director.

    VMware Cloud Director automatically applies the changes to the storage policies that support all entities. You cannot remove entities that are selected specifically in one or more storage policies.