Resource bundles allow you to bundle CPU, memory, storage, 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 is 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 for storage resources for database storage and resources for backup storage.

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


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


Log in to Data Director with system administrator privileges.


Select System, and click Manage & Monitor.


Click Resource Bundles in the left pane.


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 and click Next.

CPU and Memory

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


Click Edit to select a datastore, and allocate the number of GB to use with Data Director, or allocate all unallocated space. Repeat the process for backup storage.


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


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 allocate the resource bundles to organizations, and organization administrators can assign resources to their database groups.