Before you add your storage capabilities, you can view system-defined storage capabilities that your storage system defines.

To be able to report system-defined storage capabilities, your storage system must support Storage APIs - Storage Awareness.


In the vSphere Client, select View > Management > VM Storage Profiles.


In the VM Storage Profiles view of the vSphere Client, click Manage Storage Capabilities.

The Manage Storage Capabilities dialog box appears.


View the names and descriptions of the storage capabilities in the Name and Description column.


View the System and User-defined types of the existing storage capabilities.


Click the Type column to sort the storage capabilities by type.


View the storage capabilities whose type is System.


View the storage capabilities whose type is User-defined.

Modify the list of existing user-defined storage capabilities by using the Add, Remove, or Edit buttons.