The Datastores tab is used to specify datastores for your system to use.

Note:

For Instant Clone images, if you do not specify any datastores for desktop storage, the system looks for datasores that are accessible, not read-only, and have multi-host access (non-local).

  • If no such datastores are found, this will cause assignment creation to fail.

  • If such a datastore is found and used, VMs may not be placed on the same datastore as the template VM, which can also cause performance issues for users.

To specify datastores:

  1. Click in the appropriate field (Desktop Primary Storage, Desktop Auxiliary Storage).

  2. Enter a regular expression for the name(s) of the datastore(s).

Note the following:

  • In order for a datastore to be added, that datastore must needs to be present, using a consistent name, on all compute resources assigned to a given desktop manager.

  • If you set up multiple datastores for desktop storage, clones will be put on the datastore that contains the image as long as it is 75% full or less. If that datastore is more than 75% full, then the clones will be put on the datastore that has more space available.

  • The 75% threshold above is a default setting that can be changed using the datastore.max.usage.percent policy.