vSphere administrators create one system resource pool from a vSphere Client connected to a vCenter Server system. vSphere Administrators deploy the Data Director database virtual machine (DBVM) OVAs to the system resource pool.

Connect to the vCenter Server system by using a vSphere Client. You cannot create resource pools if the client is connected directly to a host.

Verify that you have permissions sufficient to create a resource pool.

Choose a location for the resource pool. Data Director cannot use resource pools at the top level.

See vSphere Resource Management for information about resource pools.

Before you create any resource pools, you must prepare a cluster. You must have at least one host in the cluster. See the vFabric Data Director Installation Guide for information.

1

In the vSphere Client, select Home > Inventory > Hosts and Clusters.

2

Select the cluster to which all Data Director hosts have been assigned.

3

Specify the settings for the system resource pool.

Option

Description

Name

Name of the resource pool.

CPU Shares

Leave CPU shares set to Normal.

CPU Reservation

CPU resources to allocate to this resource pool. Set CPU reservation equal to CPU limit value. Must be greater than 0.

Expandable Reservation

Can be checked or unchecked.

CPU Limit

Maximum CPU resources available to this resource pool. Set CPU limit equal to CPU reservation value.

Unlimited

Leave unchecked.

Memory Shares

Leave memory shares set to Normal.

Memory Reservation

Memory resources to allocate to this resource pool. Must be greater than 0.

Expandable Reservation

Can be checked or Unchecked.

Memory Limit

Maximum memory resources available to this resource pool. Because this is the system resource pool, limit does not have to equal reservation.

Unlimited

Unchecked.

After the system resource pool is set up, you can deploy Data Director OVA files and point to the system resource pool when you create the Data Director system resource bundle.

Create the system resource bundle. See Create the System Resource Bundle.