VMware Cloud Director provider storage policies are imported into OnApp and appear in the OnApp UI as data store zones. Whereas storage policies are imported as data stores. These data stores are assigned to the data store zones of the VPC type that are the provider storage policies with which the storage policies are associated. Storage policies are not only imported but can also be created in OnApp.
The storage policies are created in OnApp in the following cases:
- During the orchestration model deployment. The newly created storage policies will be associated with the provider storage policies set in data store options.
- During the resource pool creation and modification. The newly created storage policy will be associated with the provider storage policy set on the resource pool page or creation form.
You can select storage policies during the vApp creation. You can create, edit, and delete storage policies when managing resource pools. For more information, refer to Resource Pools.
View Storage Policies
To view storage policies:
- Go to your Control Panel > Admin > Settings > Data Stores menu.
- On the screen that appears, you will see the list of all data stores within a cloud and their details:
- Label - the name of the storage policy
- IP address - the IP address of the storage policy
- Shared? - whether the storage policy is shared between several compute resources or not
- Identifier - the identifier of the data store
- Data Store Zone - the data store zone to which the storage policy is assigned. The label of the data store zone consists of the following parts: "Storage Policy Name (pVDC Name) - Compute Resource Name".
- Location Group - the location group to which this data store is assigned
- Disk Usage - the number of GB used by the VS disks assigned to this storage policy
- Disk Capacity - the disk capacity of this storage policy
- Click the label of the storage policy you are interested in to view the disks and VSs associated with this storage policy.
You can also view the list of storage policies assigned to a certain resource pool at Control Panel > Cloud > Resource Pools > Label. On this page, you can add new storage policies or edit/delete the existing ones.
Manage Data Store Zone
To manage data store zone:
- Go to your Control Panel > Admin > Settings > Data Store Zones menu.
- On the screen that appears, you will see the list of the VMware Cloud Director data store zones. The label of the data store zone consists of the following parts: "Storage Policy Name (pVDC Name) - Compute Resource Name". Click the label of the data store zone to view the storage policies assigned to this data store zone.
- If you want to edit a data store zone label, click the Actions button and then click Edit.
- If you want to delete a data store zone, click the Actions button and then click Delete. Confirm the deletion.