Associate a Virtual Machine Storage Profile with a Virtual Machine and Its Virtual Disks

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.

Below is conceptual diagram. Here we

  1. First defined/read storage capabilities (i.e. system/User defined)
  2. Create Storage profiles
  3. Then these storage profiles are applied to VM

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Procedure

1. Open the Profiles tab of a virtual machine.

Right-click a virtual machine from the inventory and select VM Storage Profile > Manage Profiles

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2. Associate the virtual machine home files with a virtual machine storage profile from the Home VM Storage Profile drop-down menu.


NOTE The virtual machine home files include the file types .vmx, .vmsd, .nvram, and so on.


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3 (Optional) Click Propagate to disks to associate all virtual disks with the same virtual machine storage profile.
4 Under VM storage profiles for virtual disks, associate each virtual disk with a different virtual machine storage profile from the VM Storage Profile drop-down menu.
5 Click OK.

The virtual machine storage profile name appears in the VM Storage Profiles pane of the Summary tab for the virtual machine

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