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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.
•Configuring Cost Models to learn how to assign costs to storage tiers
For information on public cloud storage, see:
•the Root Device Type property for VMs