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ONTAP tools for VMware vSphere 9.8
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Map datastores to storage capability profiles


You can map the datastores that are associated with VASA Provider for ONTAP to storage capability profiles. You can assign a profile to a datastore that is not associated with a storage capability profile.

What you will need

  • You must have registered your VASA Provider instance with ONTAP® tools for VMware vSphere.

  • Virtual Storage Console (VSC) must have already discovered your storage.

You can map traditional datastore with a storage capability profile or change the storage capability profile that is associated with a datastore. VASA Provider does not display any virtual volume (VVol) datastores on the Storage Mappings page. All the datastores that are referred to in this task are traditional datastores.


  1. From the ONTAP tools Home page, click Storage Mapping.

    From the Storage Mapping page, you can determine the following information:

    • The vCenter Server that is associated with the datastore

    • How many profiles match the datastore

      The Storage Mapping page displays only traditional datastores. This page does not display any VVol datastores or qtree datastores.

    • Whether the datastore is currently associated with a profile

      A datastore can match multiple profiles, but a datastore can be associated with only one profile.

    • Whether the datastore is compliant with the profile that is associated with it

  2. To map a storage capability profile to a datastore or to change the existing profile of a datastore, select the datastore.

    To locate specific datastores or other information on the Storage Mapping page, you can enter a name or a partial string in the search box. VSC displays the search results in a dialog box. To return to the full display, you should remove the text from the search box, and then click Enter.

  3. From the Actions menu, select Assign matching profile.

  4. Select the profile that you want to map to the datastore from the list of matching profiles that is provided in the Assign profile to datastore dialog box, and then click OK to map the selected profile to the datastore.

  5. Refresh the screen to verify the new assignment.