When you need to define storage requirements for a virtual machine and its virtual disks, you can create a virtual machine storage profile. When you create the storage profile, you add storage capabilities that are required by the applications running on the virtual machine to the profile.

Verify that you have at least one storage capability by clicking the Manage Storage Capabilities icon and viewing the list of storage capabilities.

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From the vSphere Web Client Home, click Rules and Profiles > VM Storage Profiles.

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In the VM Storage Profiles view, click the Create VM Storage Profile icon (Create vm storage profile icon.).

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Select the vCenter Server.

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Type a name and a description for the virtual machine storage profile.

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Select one or more storage capabilities to include in the virtual machine storage profile.

A datastore that has any of the selected capabilities will be compliant with the virtual machine storage profile.

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Click OK.

The new virtual machine storage profile appears on the list of available storage profiles.

Apply the virtual machine storage profile to a virtual machine and its virtual disks.