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. Resource pool allows you to delegate control over the resources of a host or a cluster. For instance, you may use it to divide all resources in a cluster into sections.
Below you can find instructions on how to manage the vCenter resource pools.

This functionality is available for users with the following permissions enabled:

  • Any actions on vCenter Resource Pools - the user can take any action on vCenter Resource Pool
  • Add a new vCenter Resource Pool - the user can add a vCenter Resource Pool
  • Delete any vCenter Resource Pool - the user can delete a vCenter Resource Pool
  • Delete own vCenter Resource Pool - the user can delete own vCenter Resource Pool
  • See any vCenter Resource Pool - the user can see any vCenter Resource Pool
  • See own vCenter Resource Pool - the user can see own vCenter Resource Pool
  • Update any vCenter Resource Pool - the user can update any vCenter Resource Pool
  • Update own vCenter Resource Pool - the user can update own vCenter Resource Pool
  • Change an owner of any vCenter Resource Pool - the user can change the owner of any vCenter Resource Pool

View vCenter Resource Pool



To view the vCenter resource pools:

  1. Go to your Control Panel Cloud Resource Pools menu to see an overview of all resource pools in the cloud.
  2. The page that loads will show the list of resource pools with their details:
  • Label - the name of the resource pool

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

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

  • Owner - the resource pool owner
  • 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 are interested in.


Create vCenter Resource Pool


To create a vCenter resource pool:

Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Resource Pools menu to see an overview of all resource pools in the cloud.
Click the New Resource Pool button just below the list of resource pools.

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.

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, then click Edit.
  3. On the screen that appears, edit the necessary parameters, then click Save.

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

To change the owner of a resource pool:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > CloudResource 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.