Select the datastore or datastore cluster to store the virtual machine configuration files and all of the virtual disks in. You can select the datastore that has the most suitable properties, such as size, speed, and availability, for your virtual machine storage.


  1. On the Select storage page, choose the type of storage for the virtual machine.
    • Click the Standard button to save all the virtual machine disks and configuration files on a standard datastore.
    • Click the Persistent Memory button to save the virtual machine hard disks on the host-local PMem datastore.
  2. Choose a datastore from the list.
    Important: The configuration files cannot be stored on a PMem datastore. If you choose to use PMem, you must select a regular datastore for the configuration files of the virtual machine.
  3. Click Next.