You can view the shares and limits for all virtual machines running on a datastore. Viewing this information allows you to compare the settings of all virtual machines that are accessing the datastore, regardless of the cluster in which they are running.


  1. Browse to the datastore in the vSphere Client.
  2. Click the VMs tab.
    The tab displays each virtual machine running on the datastore and the associated shares value, and percentage of datastore shares.