For Virtual Volumes and vSAN datastores, VMware provides storage policies that are used as the default during the virtual machine provisioning. You can change the default storage policy for a selected Virtual Volumes or vSAN datastore.

Note: Do not designate a storage policy with replication rules as a default storage policy. Otherwise, the policy prevents you from selecting replication groups.


Create a storage policy that is compatible with Virtual Volumes or vSAN. You can create a policy that matches both types of storage.


  1. In the vSphere Client, navigate to the datastore.
  2. Click the Configure tab, and click General.
  3. In the Default Storage Policy pane, click Edit.
  4. From the list of available storage policies, select a policy to designate as the default and click OK.


The selected storage policy becomes the default policy for the datastore. The system assigns this policy to any virtual machine objects that you provision on the datastore when no other policy is selected.