An organization virtual datacenter requires storage space for vApps and vApp templates. You can allocate storage from the space available on provider virtual datacenter datastores.
Thin provisioning can help you avoid over-allocating storage. For a virtual machine with a thin-provisioned virtual disk, ESXi reserves all the storage dictated by disk's maximum capacity, but commits only as much storage as the disk needs for its initial operations. Additional storage is committed as the disk requires it.
Fast provisioning saves time by using linked clones where possible. See Fast Provisioning of Virtual Machines.
- Select the storage policy to allocate and click Add.
- Enter the amount of storage to allocate.
- Select a Default instantiation policy from the drop-down menu.
This is the default storage policy used for all virtual machine provisioning operations where the storage policy is not specified at the virtual machine or vApp template level.
- (Optional) Select the Enable thin provisioning check box to enable thin provisioning for virtual machines in the organization virtual datacenter.
- (Optional) Deselect the Enable fast provisioning check box to disable fast provisioning for virtual machines in the organization virtual datacenter.
- Click Next.