After you create and use an organization virtual datacenter, you might decide to provide it with more storage resources from its source provider virtual datacenter. You can also enable or disable thin provisioning and fast provisioning for the organization virtual datacenter.

About this task

Fast provisioning requires vCenter Server 5.0 or later and ESXi 5.0 or later hosts. If the provider virtual datacenter on which the organization virtual datacenter is based contains ESX/ESXi 4.x hosts, you must disable fast provisioning. For information about fast provisioning, see Fast Provisioning of Virtual Machines.

Procedure

  1. Click the Manage & Monitor tab and click Organization VDCs in the left pane.
  2. Right-click the organization virtual datacenter name and select Properties.
  3. Click the Storage tab.
  4. (Optional) Select Enable thin provisioning to enable thin provisioning for virtual machines in the organization virtual datacenter.
  5. (Optional) Select Enable fast provisioning to enable fast provisioning for virtual machines in the organization virtual datacenter.
  6. Click OK.