Display datastores for a specific parent object, such as a data center, cluster, or host.


  1. Use the vSphere Web Client object navigator to browse to an object that is a valid parent object of a datastore, such as a data center, cluster, or host.
  2. Click the Related Objects tab and click Datastores.
    If any datastores are configured for this object, they appear in the center Datastores panel.
  3. Use the icons to create a datastore or to perform basic tasks for a selected datastore.
    Icon Description
    Create a datastore icon. Create a datastore.
    Increase datastore capacity icon. Increase datastore capacity.
    Mount datastore. Mount a datastore to certain hosts.
    Remove a datastore icon. Remove a datastore.
    Unmount a datastore icon. Unmount a datastore from certain hosts.
  4. Use tabs to access additional information and modify datastore properties.
    Tab Description
    Getting Started View introductory information and access basic actions.
    Summary View statistics and configuration for the selected datastore.
    Monitor View alarms, performance data, resource allocation, events, and other status information for the datastore.
    Manage View and modify datastore properties, alarm definitions, tags, and permissions. Use this tab to access storage devices that back the datastore, and to view and edit multipathing details for the datastore devices.
    Related Objects View objects related to the datastore. The objects include virtual machines that reside on the datastore and hosts where the datastore is mounted.