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Configure VMware vCenter datastores

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Configure VMware vCenter datastores

You can modify recently provisioned space and reserved space fields in VMware vCenter datastores to manually adjust space usage. You can also block VM provisioned space or reserve extra space for specified datastores.

Before you begin

Role required: cloud_admin, vmware_operator


  1. Navigate to VMware Cloud > Datastores.

    Current information on each datastore is displayed in the table.

  2. To set availability for a datastore, double-click the Availability for provisioning field and select Include or Exclude.
    Table 1. Datastore configuration fields
    Field Description
    Name The name of the datastore.
    Capacity The total storage capacity of the datastore.
    Free space (GB) The free space available for VM provisioning on the datastore.
    Recently provisioned space (GB) The space requested by recent VM provisioning requests since the most recent discovery. Whenever a datastore is rediscovered and updated accordingly, the amount of recently provisioned space is reset to 0. If a VM was terminated, the provisioned space may be a negative number.
    Reserved space (GB) The amount of space reserved on the datastore for scheduled VM provision requests and extra disk space requests for modify VM requests. The Reserved space for the requested VM must be less than Free space - ('Recently provisioned space + Reserved space) - Minimum free space in order for that datastore to be used by the VM.
    Availability for provisioning Indicates whether the datastore is available (Include) or unavailable (Exclude) for provisioning. For newly discovered datastores, the default value is Include. Running Discovery does not change this field.