When a vSphere administrator disables DRS for the cluster that Data Director uses, all resource pools become unavailable.

If a vSphere administrators disables DRS functionality for the Data Director cluster from the vSphere Client, all resource pools become unavailable and the installation is unusable. Resource bundles, database groups, and storage and backup storage no longer work properly.

Renabling the cluster for DRS does not resolve the issue. No automated way for recovering from the situation exists.

vCenter Server supports resource pools only for clusters that have DRS enabled.


Reenable DRS for the cluster.


Delete all resource bundles and database groups that use the affected cluster.


Recreate the resource pools in vSphere, and recreate the resource bundles and database groups in Data Director.


Import each database virtual machine into Data Director.