Detaching policies

You can detach policies from a resource group when you no longer want those policies to govern data protection for the resources. You must detach a policy before you can remove it or before you modify the schedule frequency.

About this task

Attention: The guidelines for detaching policies from SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere resource groups in the VMware vSphere web client differ from the guidelines for SnapCenter resource groups. For a VMware vSphere web client resource group, you can detach all policies, which leaves the resource group with no policy. However, to perform any data protection operations on that resource group, you need to attach at least one policy.


  1. In the left Navigator pane of the VMware vSphere web client, click Resource Groups.
  2. In the Resource Groups page, select a resource group, and then click (Edit).
  3. On the Policies page of the Edit Resource Group wizard, clear the check mark next to the policies you want to detach.
    You can also add a policy to the resource group by checking the policy.
  4. Make any additional modifications to the resource group in the rest of the wizard, and then click Finish.