You can associate a virtual machine storage profile with a virtual machine to define the storage capabilities that are required by the applications running on the virtual machine.
You can associate a virtual machine storage profile with a powered-off and powered-on virtual machine.
Below is conceptual diagram. Here we
First defined/read storage capabilities (i.e. system/User defined)
Create Storage profiles
Then these storage profiles are applied to VM
1. Open the Profiles tab of a virtual machine.
Right-click a virtual machine from the inventory and select VM Storage Profile > Manage Profiles
2. Associate the virtual machine home files with a virtual machine storage profile from the Home VM Storage Profile drop-down menu.
NOTE The virtual machine home files include the file types .vmx, .vmsd, .nvram, and so on.
3 (Optional) Click Propagate to disks to associate all virtual disks with the same virtual machine storage profile.
4 Under VM storage profiles for virtual disks, associate each virtual disk with a different virtual machine storage profile from the VM Storage Profile drop-down menu.
5 Click OK.
The virtual machine storage profile name appears in the VM Storage Profiles pane of the Summary tab for the virtual machine