Storage policies assigned to the Supervisor Cluster manage how such objects as a control plane VM, vSphere Pod, and container image cache are placed within datastores in the vSphere storage environment. As a vSphere administrator, you typically configure storage policies when enabling the Supervisor Cluster. If you need to make any changes in the storage policy assignments after initial Supervisor Cluster configuration, perform this task. You can also use this task to activate or deactivate file volume support for ReadWriteMany persistent volumes.

The changes you make to the storage settings apply only to new objects.


If you plan to activate file volume support for persistent volumes in ReadWriteMany mode, follow prerequisites in Creating ReadWriteMany Persistent Volumes in vSphere with Tanzu.


  1. In the vSphere Client, navigate to the host cluster that has vSphere with Tanzu enabled.
  2. Click the Configure tab and click Storage under Namespaces.
  3. Change storage policy assignments for the following items.
    Option Description
    Control Plane Node Select the storage policy for placement of the control plane VMs.
    Pod Ephemeral Disks Select the storage policy for placement of the vSphere Pods.
    Container Image Cache Select the storage policy for placement of the cache of container images.
  4. Enable file volume support to deploy ReadWriteMany persistent volumes.