Create and Manage vCenter Resource Pools

VMware vCenter resource pool determines how and when the provider virtual data center compute and memory resources are committed to the Org VDC. In other words, the resource pool allows you to delegate control over the resources of a host or a cluster. The benefits are evident when you use resource pools to divide into sections all resources in a cluster.

You can view, create, edit, and delete resource pools by using the VMware vCenter Control Panel.

On this page:

View vCenter Resource Pool


To view the vCenter resource pools:

Go to your Control Panel Cloud Resource Pools menu to see an overview of all resource pools in the cloud.

The page that loads will show the list of resource pools with their details:

  • Label - the name of the resource pool

  • Compute Zone - compute zones which the resource pool is placed on 

  • Compute Resource - compute resource which the resource pool is placed on

  • Owner - owner of resource pool
  • Actions - click the Actions button to edit or delete the resource pool

The search box at the top right corner of the page allows you to search a Resource Pool by its label.

To view vCenter resource pool details, click on the label of resource pool you are interested in.


Create vCenter Resource Pool


To create a vCenter resource pool:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Resource Pools menu to see an overview of all resource pools in the cloud
  2. Click the New Resource Pool button just below the list of resource pools
  3. On the screen that appears, fill in the resource pool creation form:
  • Label - specify a name for the resource pool
  • Compute Resource - select the required compute resource from the dropdown menu

The CPU and RAM Limits of the new resource pool will be automatically unlimited, all other properties will be set to default.

4. Click the Submit button to save the changes.



Edit vCenter Resource Pool


To edit a vCenter resource pool:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud >Resource Pools menu to see an overview of all resource pools in the cloud
  2. Click the Actions button next to the resource pool you want to edit, and click Edit
  3. On the screen that appears, edit the necessary parameters, and click Save

You can also use the edit NAT icon.png button at the resource pool details page.

Change Owner

To change the owner of a resource pool:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud >Resource Pools and click the Actions button next to the resource pool you are interested in, then click Change owner
  2. Choose the new owner from the drop-down menu and click the Change Owner button.



Delete vCenter Resource Pool


To delete a vCenter resource pool:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Resource Pools menu to see an overview of all resource pools in the cloud.
  2. Click the Actions button next to the resource pool you want to delete and click Delete.
  3. Click OK to confirm the deletion.

Please note that if you delete the resource pool that has a virtual server on it, the VS will be moved to the cluster default resource pool.