You can review and modify the default policies that were set by the system administrator when your organization was created.


This operation requires the rights included in the predefined Organization Administrator role or an equivalent set of rights.


  1. Click Administration.
  2. In the left pane, select Settings > Policies.
  3. Select the lease options for vApps and vApp templates.
    Leases provide a level of control over an organization's storage and compute resources by specifying the maximum amount of time that vApps can be running and that vApps and vApp templates can be stored. You can also specify what happens to vApps and vApp templates when their storage lease expires.
  4. Select the quotas for running and stored virtual machines.
    Quotas determine how many virtual machines each user in the organization can store and power on in the organization's virtual datacenters. The quotas you specify act as the default for all new users added to the organization.
  5. Select the limits for resource intensive operations.
    Certain vCloud Director operations, for example copy and move, are more resource intensive than others. Limits prevent resource intensive operations from affecting all the users in an organization and also provide a defense against denial-of-service attacks.
  6. Select the number of simultaneous VMware Remote Console connections for each virtual machine.
    You may want to limit the number of simultaneous connections for performance or security reasons.
    Note: This setting does not affect Virtual Network Computing (VNC) or Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connections.
  7. (Optional) Select the Account lockout enabled check box, select the number of invalid logins to accept before locking a user account, and select the lockout interval.
  8. Click Apply.