If your storage requirements for the applications on the virtual machine change, you can edit the storage policy that was originally applied to the virtual machine.

About this task

You can edit the storage policy for a powered-off or powered-on virtual machine.

When changing the VM storage policy assignment, you can apply the same storage policy to the virtual machine configuration file and all its virtual disks. If storage requirements for your virtual disks and the configuration file are different, you can associate different storage policies with the VM configuration file and the selected virtual disks.

Procedure

  1. In the vSphere Web Client, browse to the virtual machine.
  2. Click the Manage tab and click Policies.
  3. Click Storage.
  4. Click Edit VM Storage Policies.
  5. Specify the VM storage policy for your virtual machine.

    Option

    Description

    Apply the same storage policy to all virtual machine objects.

    1. Select the policy from the VM storage policy drop-down menu.

    2. Click Apply to all.

    Apply different storage policies to the VM home object and virtual disks.

    1. Select the object.

    2. Select the policy from the VM storage policy drop-down menu for the object.

  6. Click OK.

Results

The storage policy is assigned to the virtual machine and its disks.