You can view the shares and limits for all virtual machines running on a datastore. Viewing this information allows you to compare the settings of all virtual machines that are accessing the datastore, regardless of the cluster in which they are running.


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


  1. Select the datastore in the vSphere Client inventory.
  2. Click the Virtual Machines tab.
    The tab displays each virtual machine running on the datastore and the associated shares value, IOPS limit, and percentage of datastore shares.