After you edit a storage policy that is already associated with a virtual machine object, you need to reapply the policy. By reapplying the policy you communicate new storage requirements to the datastore where the virtual machine object resides.


The compliance status for a virtual machine is Out of Date. The status indicates that the policy has been edited, but the new requirements have not been communicated to the datastore.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client, browse to the virtual machine.
  2. Click the Manage tab, and click VM Storage Policies.
  3. Verify that the compliance status shows Out of Date.
  4. Click the Reapply VM Storage Policy icon.


The compliance status changes to Compliant.