You can create a storage capability and assign it to a datastore to indicate the capabilities that this datastore has.

1

In the VM Storage Profiles view of the vSphere Client, click Manage Storage Capabilities.

The Manage Storage Capabilities dialog box appears.

2

Click Add.

3

Provide a name and a description for the storage capability.

Storage Capability Property

Example

Name

Fault tolerance.

Description

Storage that has a capacity over 2TB and is fault-tolerant.

4

Click OK.

The storage capability appears in the list and is specified as User-defined in the Type column.

Assign the user-defined storage capabilities to datastores that have that capability.