When you add a virtual machine to the vCenter Server inventory, you must select the datastore on which to create the virtual machine's disks.

Select the datastore location where you want to store the virtual machine files.

Option

Action

Store all virtual machine files in the same location on a datastore.

Select a datastore and click Next.

Store all virtual machine files in the same datastore cluster.

a

Select a datastore cluster.

b

(Optional) If you do not want to use Storage DRS with this virtual machine, select Disable Storage DRS for this virtual machine and select a datastore within the datastore cluster.

c

Click Next.

Store virtual machine configuration files and disks in separate locations.

a

Click Advanced.

b

For the virtual machine configuration file and for each virtual disk, click Browse and select a datastore or datastore cluster.

c

(Optional) If you selected a datastore cluster and do not want to use Storage DRS with this virtual machine, select Disable Storage DRS for this virtual machine and select a datastore within the datastore cluster.

d

Click OK.

e

Click Next.