Resource bundles allow you to bundle CPU, memory, storage, database template, and networking resources. You create resource bundles using the Data Director user interface.

When you create a resource bundle, the wizard displays only resource pools with a parent cluster that meets the following requirements.

vSphere DRS and vSphere HA are enabled.

VM Monitoring is set to VM and Application Monitoring.

VM Restart Priority is not disabled for any of the virtual machines.

Host monitoring and admission control are enabled.

See Perform Advanced Cluster Configuration for details on recommended settings.

Create a resource pool to use for allocating CPU and memory resources. See Create a Resource Pool.

Decide on the storage resources that you want to include in the resource bundle. Plan storage resources for database storage, backup storage, and log storage. For more information on storage types, and how they relate to the disk mappings you create for the DBVMs and DB templates, see Disk Configuration for DBVMs.

Decide on the database templates (base DB templates) that you want to assign to the resource bundle. Organization users can create and provision databases only when base DB templates are assigned to, and enabled in, an organization's resource bundle(s). You can assign additional base DB templates to resource bundles at any time.

Decide on the networking resources that you want to include in the resource bundle. The resource bundle's networking resources are used for the DB access network for databases in an organization.


If you do not configure your resource pool with these settings, you might have problems with resource bundle creation or other Data Director tasks.


Log in to Data Director with system administrator privileges.


Select System, and click Manage & Monitor.


Click Resource Bundles.


Click the plus (+) icon.


Specify the following information about the resource bundle in the wizard.

Wizard Screen


Name and Description

Type a name and optional description.

Resource Pool


Select the resource pool from which you want to assign CPU and memory resources.


(Optional) Select the VM DRS Group checkbox, and then select the DRS Group to assign to the resource bundle from the drop-down menu.

Storage Allocation


Click the checkbox next to the name of the datastore whose storage you want to allocate, and specify the number of gigabytes to use with Data Director, or allocate all unallocated space.


Do not select a datastore that is in a datastore cluster.


Select a storage type to assign to the selected datastore. The available storage types are: OS (operating system), Backup, Data, and Log.

You can only assign the OS and Backup storage types to a single datastore within a given resource bundle. Once you assign the OS and Backup storage types to a datastore, they are not available to assign to another datastore within that resource bundle, and are removed from the list of available storage types.

You can assign the Data and Log storage types to multiple datastores within the same resource bundle.


Specify the storage reservation. The default is 100%. The minimum storage reservation is the lower bound of the storage reservations of database groups created under the resource bundle. System administrators typically use this reserve to control how much storage over allocation can be allotted by organization administrators with this resource bundle. See Managing Database Groups for more information about storage reservation.

Base Database Templates

Select the base Database templates available in this resource bundle. Users create and provision databases using these templates. You can assign base database templates to resource bundles at any time.

DB Access Networks

Select the networks that you want to have available to this resource bundle. These networks provide the public network for the organization's databases. Resource bundles must use a database network when available.

System administrators can assign additional base database templates to resource bundles, and allocate the resource bundles to organizations. Organization administrators can assign resources to their database groups.