You can associate a virtual machine storage profile with a virtual machine to define the storage capabilities that are required by the applications running on the virtual machine.

You can associate a virtual machine storage profile with a powered-off and powered-on virtual machine.


Browse to the virtual machine.


Select a datacenter, folder, cluster, resource pool, or host.


Click the Related Objects tab and click Virtual Machines.


Double-click the virtual machine.


Click the Manage tab, and click Profiles.


Click Manage Storage Profiles.


Apply a storage profile to the virtual machine configuration files by selecting the profile from the Home VM Storage Profile drop-down menu.


The virtual machine configuration files include .vmx, .vmsd, .nvram, and so on.


Apply storage profiles to virtual disks.

Click Propagate to disks. Applies the same home storage profile to all virtual disks.

Under VM Storage Profiles for Virtual Disks, select a virtual disk and apply a profile from the VM Storage Profile drop-down menu. This option associates each virtual disk with a different storage profile. You can use this option if you store your virtual disks separately from the virtual machine configuration files.


Click OK.

The virtual machine storage profile is assigned to the virtual machine and its disks.