Create vCenter Compute Resource

To add a vCenter compute resource to OnApp:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > AdminSettings menu.
  2. Click the Compute Resources icon.
  3. Click + button or Add New Compute Resource underneath the list of compute resources.
  4. On the screen that appears:
    • Label - enter a compute resource label
    • Compute Resource Type - choose the vcenter compute resource type
    • vCenter server - select the necessary vCenter server from the dropbox
    • Cluster - select the necessary cluster assigned to the specified vCenter server from the dropbox
    • Compute Zone - the compute zone to which the compute resource is assigned
  5. Click Save. The compute resource will be added to the system. You can view it under the Compute Resources. The transaction will be launched to import all networks and data stores.
  6. If you want to rerun the transaction that imports all networks and data stores, go to Admin > Settings > Compute Resources > vCenter compute resource's label > Actions > Import from vCenter.

  7. Go to Admin > Settings > Compute Zones and create a compute zone. 
  8. Attach the vCenter compute resource to the compute zone by selecting the resource from the list of unassigned compute resources.

 See how to attach a compute resource to a compute zone:
  1. Go to your Control Panel > Admin > Settings menu.
  2. Click the Compute Zones icon.
  3. Click the vCenter compute zone's label that you want to attach a compute resource to.
  4. In the Unassigned Compute Resources list, find the compute resource that you want to attach to the compute zone, and then click the Actions button next to it.
  5. Click Add.
  • The vCenter compute resource cannot be assigned to a compute zone if this zone already has any compute resources and attached networks.
  • The compute resource that does not belong to vCenter cannot be assigned to a compute zone if this compute zone has vCenter compute resource and attached networks.