Storage DRS is enabled on a virtual machine that was deployed from an OVF template that has Storage DRS disabled. This can occur when you deploy an OVF template on a datastore cluster.

When you deploy an OVF template with Storage DRS disabled on a datastore cluster, the resulting virtual machine has Storage DRS enabled.

The vSphere Client applies the default automation level of the datastore cluster to virtual machines deployed from an OVF template.

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To manually change the automation level of the virtual machine, browse to the datastore cluster in the vSphere Web Client object navigator.

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Click the Manage tab and select Settings.

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Select VM Overrides and click Add.

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Select the virtual machine and click OK.

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From the Keep VMDKs Together dropdown menu, select No and click OK.