You can create a specific storage capability and then later assign it to a datastore to indicate the capabilities that this datastore has.

1

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

2

Click the Create, Edit or Remove Storage Capabilities icon.

The Manage Storage Capabilities panel opens.

3

Click the add icon.

4

Provide a name and a description for the storage capability.

Storage Capability Property

Example

Name

Fault tolerance.

Description

Storage that has a capacity over 2TB and is fault-tolerant.

5

Click OK.

The storage capability appears in the list and is specified as User-Defined in the Type column.

Assign the user-defined storage capabilities to datastores that have that capability.