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

About this task

For completing some drag 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 objects within the vSphere Web Client inventory tree, or within a list view to the inventory tree.

    You can access list views from the Inventory Lists and search results.

  2. Drag an object to a destination object.

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

    Table 1. Mouse Icons Indicating Possible Drag Operations



    Pointer indicates possible drop of object

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

    Pointer 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 operation.


The object is moved to the destination object you selected.