For Virtual Volumes and vSAN datastores, VMware provides storage policies that are used as the default during the virtual machine provisioning. You can change the default storage policy for a selected Virtual Volumes or vSAN datastore.

Note: A storage policy that contains replication rules should not be specified as a default storage policy. Otherwise, the policy prevents you from selecting replication groups.


Create a storage policy that is compatible with Virtual Volumes or vSAN. You can create a policy that matches both types of storage.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client navigator, select Global Inventory Lists > Datastores.
  2. Click the datastore.
  3. Click the Configure tab.
  4. Under Settings, click General.
  5. Click Edit in the Default Storage Policy pane.
  6. From the list of available storage policies, select a policy to designate as the default and click OK.


The selected storage policy becomes the default policy for the datastore. vSphere assigns this policy to any virtual machine objects that you provision on the datastore when no other policy is selected.