You can change the storage requirements for virtual machines and virtual disks by modifying the storage policy.

Procedure

  1. From the vSphere Web Client Home, click Rules and Profiles > VM Storage Policies.
  2. Select a storage policy, and click the Edit a VM Storage Policy icon (Edit a vm storage profile icon.).
  3. Modify the policy and click OK.
  4. If the storage policy is used by a virtual machine, reapply the policy to the virtual machine.

    Option

    Description

    Manually later

    If you select this option, the compliance status for all virtual disks and virtual machine home objects associated with the storage policy changes to Out of Date. To update configuration and compliance, manually reapply the storage policy to all associated entities. See Reapply Virtual Machine Storage Policy.

    Now

    Update virtual machine and compliance status immediately after editing the storage policy.

Results

The storage policy is changed.