The automation level for a datastore cluster specifies whether or not placement and migration recommendations from Storage DRS are applied automatically.

1

Browse to the datastore cluster in the vSphere Web Client navigator.

2

Click the Manage tab and click Settings.

3

Under Services, select DRS and click Edit.

4

Expand DRS Automation and select an automation level.

Manual is the default automation level.

Option

Description

No Automation (Manual Mode)

Placement and migration recommendations are displayed, but do not run until you manually apply the recommendation.

Partially Automated

Placement recommendations run automatically and migration recommendations are displayed, but do not run until you manually apply the recommendation.

Fully Automated

Placement and migration recommendations run automatically.

5

Click OK.