You can associate a virtual machine storage profile with a virtual machine to define the storage capabilities that are required by the applications running on the virtual machine.

You can associate a virtual machine storage profile with a powered-off and powered-on virtual machine.

1

Open the Profiles tab of a virtual machine.

Option

Description

Edit the settings of a virtual machine

a

Right-click a virtual machine from the inventory and select Edit Settings.

b

In the Virtual Machine Properties window, select the Profiles tab.

Use the virtual machine context menu

Right-click a virtual machine from the inventory and select VM Storage Profile > Manage Profiles.

2

Associate the virtual machine home files with a virtual machine storage profile from the Home VM Storage Profile drop-down menu.

Note

The virtual machine home files include the file types .vmx, .vmsd, .nvram, and so on.

3

(Optional) Click Propagate to disks to associate all virtual disks with the same virtual machine storage profile.

4

Under VM storage profiles for virtual disks, associate each virtual disk with a different virtual machine storage profile from the VM Storage Profile drop-down menu.

5

Click OK.

The virtual machine storage profile name appears in the VM Storage Profiles pane of the Summary tab for the virtual machine.

Note

If you add a new virtual disk and associate it with a virtual machine storage profile at the same time, the VMware vSphere Profile-Driven Storage Service might take some to associate the virtual machine storage profile with the new virtual disk.