You can enable or disable a datastore that has been added to a provider virtual datacenter. You must disable a datastore before you can remove it from vCloud Director.

When you disable a datastore, you cannot start vApps that are associated with the datastore or create vApps on the datastore.


  1. Click the Manage & Monitor tab and click Datastores in the left pane.
  2. Right-click the datastore name and select Enable or Disable.


vCloud Director enables or disables the datastore for all provider virtual datacenters that use its resources.