If storage requirements for virtual machines and virtual disks change, you can modify the existing storage policy. You can also create a copy of the existing VM storage policy by cloning it. While cloning, you can optionally select to customize the original storage policy.

Prerequisites

Required privilege: StorageProfile.View

Procedure

  1. Navigate to the storage policy.

    Option

    Description

    In the vSphere Web Client

    1. From the Home menu, click Policies and Profiles > VM Storage Policies.

    2. Click the VM Storage Policies tab.

    In the vSphere Client

    1. Click Menu > Policies and Profiles.

    2. Under Policies and Profiles, click VM Storage Policies.

  2. Select the storage policy, and click one of the following icons:
    • Edit Settings

    • Clone

  3. (Optional) Modify the policy and click OK.
  4. If editing the storage policy that is used by a virtual machine, reapply the policy to the virtual machine.

    Option

    Description

    Manually later

    If you select this option, the compliance status for all virtual disks and virtual machine home objects associated with the storage policy changes to Out of Date. To update configuration and compliance, manually reapply the storage policy to all associated entities. See Reapply Virtual Machine Storage Policy.

    Now

    Update virtual machine and compliance status immediately after editing the storage policy.