You can override the datastore cluster-wide automation level for individual virtual machines. You can also override default virtual disk affinity rules.

1

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

2

Click the Manage tab and click Settings.

3

Under VM Overrides, select Add.

4

Select a virtual machine.

5

Click the Automation level drop-down menu, and select an automation level for the virtual machine.

Option

Description

Default (Manual)

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

Fully Automated

Placement and migration recommendations run automatically.

Disabled

vCenter Server does not migrate the virtual machine or provide migration recommendations for it.

6

Click the Keep VMDKs together, drop-down menu to override default VMDK affinity.

See Override VMDK Affinity Rules.

7

Click OK.