You can use folders to group objects of the same type for easier management. For example, permissions can be applied to folders, allowing you to use folders to group objects that should have a common set of permissions.

About this task

A folder can contain other folders, or a group of objects of the same type. For example, a single folder can contain virtual machines and another folder containing virtual machines, but it cannot contain hosts and a folder containing virtual machines.

You can create these types of folders: Host and Cluster folders, Network folders, Storage folders, and VM and Template folders.

Procedure

  1. In the navigator, select either a data center or another folder as a parent object for the folder.
  2. Right-click the parent object and select the menu option to create the folder.

    Option

    Description

    The parent object is a data center.

    If the parent object is a data center, you can select the type of folder to create:

    • Select All vCenter Actions > New Host and Cluster Folder.

    • Select All vCenter Actions > New Network Folder.

    • Select All vCenter Actions > New Storage Folder.

    • Select All vCenter Actions > New VM and Template Folder.

    The parent object is a folder.

    If the parent object is a folder, the new folder is of the same type as the parent folder.

    Select All vCenter Actions > New Folder.

  3. Type the name for the folder and click OK.

What to do next

Move objects into the folder by right-clicking the object and selecting Move To. Select the folder as the destination.