The automation level for a datastore cluster specifies whether or not placement and migration recommendations from Storage DRS are applied automatically.


  1. Browse to the datastore cluster in the vSphere Client.
  2. Click the Configure tab and click Services.
  3. Select DRS and click Edit.
  4. Expand DRS Automation and select an automation level.
    Manual is the default automation level.
    Option Description
    No Automation (Manual Mode)

    Placement and migration recommendations are displayed, but do not run until you manually apply the recommendation.

    Fully Automated

    Placement and migration recommendations run automatically.

  5. Click OK.