Use the datastore file browser to upload files to datastores on your host.

Note

Virtual Volumes do not support uploading files directly to the virtual datastores. You must first create a folder on the virtual datastore, and then upload the files into the folder.

In addition to their traditional use as a storage for virtual machine files, datastores can serve to store data or files related to virtual machines. For example, you can upload ISO images of operating systems from a local computer to a datastore on the host. You then use these images to install guest operating systems on the new virtual machines.

Required privilege: Datastore.Browse Datastore

1

Click Storage in the VMware Host Client inventory and click Datastores.

2

Click File browser.

3

Select the datastore that you want to store the file on.

4

(Optional) Create a new datastore directory to store the file.

5

Select the target folder and click Upload

6

Locate the item that you want to upload from your local computer and click Open.

The file uploads to the datastore that you selected.

7

(Optional) Refresh the datastore file browser to see the uploaded file on the list.

8

Click Close to exit the file browser.