Before you can use virtual machine storage profiles, you must enable them on a host or a cluster.

Verify that the host or all the hosts in the cluster for which you want to enable virtual machine storage profiles are licensed with a vSphere Enterprise Plus license key.

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In the VM Storage Profiles view of the vSphere Client, click Enable VM Storage Profiles.

The Enable VM Storage Profiles window appears. The window shows all available clusters and hosts, their licensing status, and whether virtual machine storage profiles are enabled or disabled for the host or the cluster.

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To enable virtual machine storage profiles, select a host or a cluster whose status is Disabled or Unknown and click Enable.

The status of the host or cluster changes to Enabled in the VM Storage Profile Status column.

You can use virtual machine storage profiles for the virtual machines that run on the enabled host or cluster.