You can use folders to group objects of the same type for easier management. For example, permissions can be applied to folders, allowing you to use folders to group objects that should have a common set of permissions.
A folder can contain other folders, or a group of objects of the same type. For example, a single folder can contain virtual machines and another folder containing virtual machines, but it cannot contain hosts and a folder containing virtual machines.
You can create these types of folders: Host and Cluster folders, Network folders, Storage folders, and VM and Template folders.
- In the navigator, select either a datacenter or another folder as a parent object for the folder.
- Right-click the parent object and select the menu option to create the folder.
The parent object is a datacenter.
If the parent object is a datacenter, you can select the type of folder to create:
The parent object is a folder.
If the parent object is a folder, the new folder is of the same type as the parent folder.
- Type the name for the folder and click OK.
What to do next
Move objects into the folder by right-clicking the object and selecting Move To. Select the folder as the destination.