For Virtual Volumes and Virtual SAN datastores, VMware provides storage policies that are used as the default during virtual machine provisioning. You can change the default storage policy for a selected Virtual Volumes or Virtual SAN datastore.


Create a storage policy that is compatible with Virtual Volumes or Virtual SAN. You can create a policy that matches both types of storage.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client navigator, select vCenter Inventory Lists > Datastores
  2. Click the datastore.
  3. Click the Manage tab and click Settings.
  4. Click General, and click Edit in the Default Storage Policy pane.
  5. From the list of available storage policies, select a policy to designate as the default and click OK.


The selected storage policy becomes the default policy for the datastore. vSphere assigns this policy to any virtual machine objects that you provision on the datastore when no other policy is selected.