When you associate a virtual machine storage profile with virtual machines and virtual disks, and select the datastores on which virtual machines and virtual disks run, you can check whether virtual machines and virtual disks use datastores that are compliant with their virtual machine storage profile.

If you check the compliance of a virtual machine whose host or cluster has virtual machine storage profiles disabled, the result of the check will be Non-compliant because the feature is disabled.

To perform a compliance check for a virtual machine storage profile, you must associate the virtual machine storage profile with at least one virtual machine or virtual disk.

1

In the vSphere Client, select View > Management > VM Storage Profiles.

2

Select a virtual machine storage profile from the inventory.

3

Select the Virtual Machines tab.

The Virtual Machines tab lists the virtual machines and the virtual disks that use the selected virtual machine storage profile.

4

Click Check Compliance Now.

The Compliance Status column shows whether the virtual machine files or the virtual disks use datastores that are compliant or noncompliant with the selected virtual machine storage profile.

Compliance Status

Description

Compliant

The datastore that the virtual machine or virtual disk uses has the storage capabilities that are required by the virtual machine storage profile.

Non-compliant

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

If a virtual machine or a virtual disk uses a datastore that is no longer compliant with the virtual machine storage profile, you can migrate it to a compliant datastore.