Setting the Storage Tier for a Datastore or Datastore Cluster

Access through:

Datastore View > Datastore

Available to:

Administrator Access Rights

Six levels of storage tier costs are available to be applied to each datastore or datastore cluster managed by Embotics® vCommander®. By default, Storage Tier 1 is applied to all datastores and datastore clusters.

When you set the storage tier for a datastore, the tier is also assigned to the datastore's actual location on disk (which is displayed as the Location property for a datastore). You cannot assign a storage tier to a datastore that is part of a datastore cluster; you must assign the storage tier at the datastore cluster level. When you change a datastore's storage tier, the costs of VMs on that datastore are automatically recalculated.

When you set the storage tier for a datastore cluster, all datastores in that cluster are assigned the same storage tier. When you move a datastore into a datastore cluster, the datastore is automatically assigned the storage tier of the cluster. When you move a datastore out of a datastore cluster, the datastore retains the storage tier of the parent cluster.

To assign a storage tier to a datastore or datastore cluster:

1.Select the datastore in the Datastore view (from the tree or the Datastores tab), or in the Operational or VMs and Templates view (from the Datastores tab).

Or, select a datastore cluster in the Datastore view (from the tree or from the Datastore Clusters tab).

2.Right-click and choose Set Storage Tier.

3.In the Set Storage Tier dialog, select the appropriate storage tier, and click OK.

See also:

Configuring Cost Models to learn how to assign costs to storage tiers

Renaming Storage Tiers

For information on public cloud storage, see:

the Root Device Type property for VMs

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