The automation level for a datastore cluster specifies whether or not placement and migration recommendations from Storage DRS are applied automatically.


Launch the vSphere Client and log in to a vCenter Server system.


  1. In the vSphere Client inventory, right-click a datastore cluster and select Edit Settings.
  2. Select SDRS Automation.
  3. Select an automation level.
    Manual is the default automation level.
    Option Description
    No Automation (Manual Mode)

    Placement and migration recommendations are displayed, but do not run until you manually apply the recommendation.

    Fully Automated

    Placement and migration recommendations run automatically.

  4. Click OK.