You can provision virtual machines on a virtual datastore.


All virtual disks that you provision on a virtual datastore should be an even multiple of 1 MB.

A virtual machine that runs on a virtual datastore requires an appropriate VM storage policy.

After you provision the virtual machine, you can perform typical VM management tasks. For information see the vSphere Virtual Machine Administration documentation.

For troubleshooting information, see the vSphere Troubleshooting documentation.


You can create a VM storage policy compatible with a virtual datastore.


To guarantee that the virtual datastore fulfills specific storage requirements when allocating a virtual machine, associate the Virtual Volumes storage policy with the virtual machine.


For virtual machines provisioned on virtual datastores, VMware provides a default No Requirements policy. You cannot edit this policy, but you can designate a newly created policy as default.