Provider virtual datacenter datastores provide storage capacity for provider virtual datacenters.

Provider Virtual Datacenter Datastore Metrics

The following information about each provider virtual datacenter datastore appears on the Datastores tab of a provider virtual datacenter.

Table 1. Datastore Metrics
Title Description
Name The name of the provider virtual datacenter datastore.
Enabled A checkmark appears when the provider virtual datacenter datastore is enabled.
Type The type of file system 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 Provisioned storage in use only by vCloud Director-managed objects on the datastore, including:
  • vCloud Director provisioned virtual machines
  • catalog items (templates and media)
  • NSX Edges
  • memory swap requirements (even if unused) 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 associated with the datastore.