After you edit a storage policy that is already associated with a virtual machine object, you must reapply the policy. By reapplying the policy, you communicate new storage requirements to the datastore where the virtual machine object resides.

The compliance status for a virtual machine is Out of Date. The status indicates that the policy has been edited, but the new requirements have not been communicated to the datastore.

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In the vSphere Web Client, browse to the virtual machine.

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Click the Manage tab and click Policies.

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Verify that the compliance status is Out of Date.

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Click the Reapply VM Storage Policy icon.

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View the compliance status in the VM Storage Policies pane.

Compliance Status

Description

Compliant

The datastore that the virtual machine or virtual disk uses has the storage capabilities that the policy requires.

Noncompliant

The datastore that the virtual machine or virtual disk uses does not have the storage capabilities that the policy requires. You can migrate the virtual machine files and virtual disks to compliant datastores.

When you cannot bring the noncompliant datastore into compliance, migrate the files or virtual disks to a compatible datastore. See Find Compatible Storage Resource for Noncompliant Virtual Machine.

Not Applicable

This storage service level references datastore capabilities that are not supported by the datastore where the virtual machine resides.