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Chapter 4. Resource Pools

Resource pools are used to allocate CPU and memory across a group of virtual machines.

4.1. Removing a Resource Pool

If a resource pool is decommissioned or requires troubleshooting, it might require removal from the VMDB.

  1. Navigate to ComputeInfrastructureResource Pools.
  2. Click on the resource pool to remove.
  3. Click 1847 (Configuration), and then 1861 (Remove from the VMDB).
  4. Click OK.

The resource pool is removed. The virtual machines remain in the VMDB, but are no longer associated with this resource pool.

4.2. Tagging a Resource Pool

Use tags to categorize a resource pool.

  1. Navigate to ComputeInfrastructureResource Pools.
  2. Click the resource pool to tag.
  3. Click 1941 (Policy), and then 1851 (Edit Tags).
  4. Select a customer tag from the first dropdown, and then a value for the tag.


4.3. Viewing the Resource Pool Summary

Use the Resource Pool Summary to see the number of discovered virtual machines, the parent host, and the parent cluster. It is the default view when you click on one resource pool.

4.4. Resource Pools Accordion

Use the Resource Pools accordion to access the properties and objects associated with the resource pool.

  • Click Properties to view the Resource Pools summary screen.
  • Click Relationships to see the clusters, virtual machines, and hosts related to this resource pool.