After you edit a storage policy that is already associated with a virtual machine object, you must reapply the policy. By reapplying the policy, you communicate new storage requirements to the datastore where the virtual machine object resides.

Prerequisites

The compliance status for a virtual machine is Out of Date. The status indicates that the policy has been edited, but the new requirements have not been communicated to the datastore.

Procedure

  1. In the vSphere Web Client, browse to the virtual machine.
  2. Click the Configure tab and click Policies.
  3. Verify that the compliance status is Out of Date.
  4. Click the Reapply VM storage policy to all out of date entities icon ().
  5. Check the compliance status.

    Compliance Status

    Description

    Compliant

    The datastore that the virtual machine or virtual disk uses has the storage capabilities that the policy requires.

    Noncompliant

    The datastore that the virtual machine or virtual disk uses does not have the storage capabilities that the policy requires. You can migrate the virtual machine files and virtual disks to compliant datastores.

    When you cannot bring the noncompliant datastore into compliance, migrate the files or virtual disks to a compatible datastore. See Find Compatible Storage Resource for Noncompliant Virtual Machine.

    Not Applicable

    This storage service level references datastore capabilities that are not supported by the datastore where the virtual machine resides.