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.
The compliance status for a virtual machine is Out of Date.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.
- Navigate to the virtual machine.
- Click the Configure tab and click Policies.
- Verify that the compliance status is Out of Date.
- Click Reapply VM Storage Policy.
- 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.
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.