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.

1

Browse to the virtual machine.

a

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

b

Click the Related Objects tab and click Virtual Machines.

2

Double-click the virtual machine.

3

Click the Manage tab, and click Profiles.

4

Click Manage Storage Profiles.

5

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

Note

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

6

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.

7

Click OK.

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