Determine which datastore is compatible with the storage policy that is associated with your virtual machine.

Occasionally, a storage policy that is assigned to a virtual machine can be in the noncompliant status. This status indicates that the virtual machine or its disks use datastores that are incompatible with the policy. You can migrate the virtual machine files and virtual disks to compatible datastores.

Use this task to determine which datastores satisfy the requirements of the policy.


Verify that the VM Storage Policy Compliance field on the virtual machine Summary tab displays the Not Compliant status.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client, browse to the virtual machine.
  2. Click the Summary tab.
    The VM Storage Policy Compliance panel on the VM Storage Policies pane shows the Not Compliant status.
  3. Click the policy link in the VM Storage Policies panel.
  4. Click the Monitor tab and click VMs and Virtual Disks to determine which virtual machine files are noncompliant.
  5. Click Storage Compatibility.
    The list of datastores that match the requirements of the policy appears.

What to do next

You can migrate the virtual machine or its disks to one of the datastores in the list.