Before you can use virtual machine storage profiles, you must enable them.

Verify that the host or all the hosts in the cluster for which you want to enable virtual machine storage profiles are licensed to use Virtual Machine Storage Profiles.


From the vSphere Web Client Home, click Rules and Profiles > VM Storage Profiles.


Click the Enable VM Storage Profiles icon (Enable VM Profile icon.).


Select a vCenter Server.

All clusters and hosts available for the selected server are displayed. You can see their licensing status and whether virtual machine storage profiles are enabled.


To enable virtual machine storage profiles, select a host or a cluster whose status is Disabled or Unknown and click Enable.

The status of the host or cluster changes to Enabled in the VM Storage Profile Status column.

You can now use virtual machine storage profiles for the virtual machines that run on the enabled host or cluster.