A cloud administrator can work with storage resources and their capabilities, which are discovered through vRealize Automation data collection from associated cloud accounts.

Storage resource capabilities are exposed through tags that typically originate at the source cloud account. A cloud administrator can choose to apply additional tags directly to storage resources though, using vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly. The additional tags might label a specific capability for matching purposes at provisioning time.

vRealize Automation supports standard disk and first class disk capabilities. First class disk is available for vSphere only.

Capabilities on storage resources become visible as part of the definition of a vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly storage profile. See Learn more about storage profiles in vRealize Automation.

First class disks that have been data-collected appear on the Volumes resource page. See Volume resources in vRealize Automation.