Add a VM storage policy to a provider virtual data center so that the storage policy supports the organization virtual data centers backed by the provider virtual data center.

VM storage policies are created and managed in vSphere. For information about Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM), see the vSphere Storage documentation or contact your vSphere administrator.

Important: vCloud Director does not support VM storage policies for host-based data services such as encryption and storage I/O control.

Prerequisites

Log in to the vCloud Director Web Console as a system administrator.

Procedure

  1. On the Manage & Monitor tab, in the left pane, click Provider VDCs.
  2. Right-click the provider virtual data center name and click Open.
  3. On the Storage Policies tab, click Add Storage Policy.
  4. Select a storage policy and click Add.
    If you select Any, vCloud Director dynamically adds and removes datastores as they are added to or removed from the datastore clusters of the provider virtual data center.
  5. Click OK.

Results

Support for the storage policy is added to the provider virtual data center.

What to do next

Configure organization virtual data centers backed by the provider virtual data center to support the storage policy. See Add a Storage Policy to an Organization Virtual Datacenter.