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.


To manually change the automation level of the virtual machine, right-click the datastore cluster and select Edit Settings.


Select Virtual Machine Settings.


Deselect the Keep VMDKs together check box for the virtual machine.


Click OK.