After you create a VMFS-based datastore, you can change its properties by using the Datastore Properties dialog box.

Depending on whether your vSphere Client is connected to a vCenter Server system or directly to a host, different ways to access the Datastore Properties dialog box exist.

Access to the Datastore Properties Dialog Box

Connection Point


vCenter Server


Select View > Inventory > Datastores and Datastore Clusters.


Select the datastore form the inventory and click Configuration > Properties.

vCenter Server or ESXi host


Select a host from the inventory, click the Configuration tab and click Storage.


From the Datastores view, select the datastore to modify and click Properties.