You can select an inventory object, and while holding the left mouse button you can drag and drop it to another object. Drag and drop is an alternative way to quickly initiate operations that are available in the context menu, such as Move To and Migrate.

For completing some drag-and-drop operations, you do not need to perform any additional actions. For completing others, you might have to go through a wizard.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client inventory tree or in a list view, select an inventory object group.

    You can drag-and-drop objects within the vSphere Web Client inventory tree, or from a list view to the inventory tree.

    You can access list views from the Inventory Lists, the Related Objects tab, and search results.

  2. Drag an object to a destination object.

    The mouse cursor changes depending on whether you can drop the object to the object you currently point to.

    Table 1. Mouse icons indicating possible drag and drop operations



    Cursor indicates possible drop of object

    You can drop the object that you are dragging into this object.

    Cursor indicates impossible drop of object

    You cannot drop the object that you are dragging into this object.

  3. Drop the object on the destination object.

    A task starts in the Recent Tasks panel.

  4. (Optional) If a wizard opens, follow the prompts to complete the drag-and-drop operation.


The object is moved to the destination object you selected.