After you create user-defined storage capabilities, you can associate them with datastores.

Whether a datastore has a system-defined storage capability or not, you can assign a user-defined storage capability to it. A datastore can have only one user-defined and only one system-defined storage capability at a time.

You cannot assign a user-defined storage capability to a datastore cluster. However, a datastore cluster inherits a system-defined or user-defined storage capabilities when all its datastores have the same system-defined or user-defined storage capability.

Add a user-defined storage capability to the list of storage capabilities.

Browse to Datastores in the vSphere Web Client navigator. See Display Datastore Information in the vSphere Web Client.

1

Select the datastore you want to modify.

If you want to assign a storage capability to multiple datastores, select several datastores while holding Ctrl or Shift.

2

Right-click the selected datastore and select Assign User-Defined Storage Capability.

3

Assign a storage capability to the datastore.

Select a capability from a list of available storage capabilities.

Create and assign a new user-defined storage capability.

The user-defined storage capability is assigned to the datastore. If you created a new capability, it appears on the list of storage capabilities in the Manage Storage Capabilities dialog box.