To extend your container storage, you must first create a data volume.


  • Verify that you have container administrator, container architect, or IaaS administrator role privileges.

  • Verify that at least one host is configured and available for container volume configuration.


  1. Log in to vRealize Automation.
  2. Click the Containers tab.
  3. Select Resources > Volumes in the left pane.

    The main panel displays the existing volume configurations that can be connected to the deployed containers. The volume configurations include both those collected from added Docker hosts and those created in vRealize Automation. The volume instances display the driver, scope, and driver options.

  4. Click Create Volume.
  5. Enter a name for the volume.

    When you finish creating the configuration, the name value is appended with a unique identifier.

  6. In the Driver text box, enter the driver of the volume plug-in you want to use. If you do not enter anything, local is used as the default value.
  7. (Optional) To add more detailed configuration settings, click the Advanced check box.

    Additional configuration settings appear.

  8. (Optional) Configure the advanced volume settings.



    Driver Options

    Specify the driver options you want to use. The options depend on the volume plug-in you are using.

    Custom properties

    Specify custom properties for the new configuration.

  9. From the drop-down menu, select the host to which you want to connect the volume.
  10. Click Create.

    The Create Volume panel disappears and the added volume appears in the Volumes tab.

What to do next

Add a Volume to a Container Template