As an administrator, you can manage storage allocated for your virtual data centers.

Specifying tiers (SSD-Accelerated, Basic, or All-SSD) and the amount of storage to allocate to each tier controls how users can allocate storage for the virtual machines in the virtual data center. When users create virtual machines in the virtual data center, they can add can disks from the designated storage tiers based on the amounts allocated for the tiers.

You have logged into the Organization with administrator privileges where you want to create the virtual data center.


From the vCloud Air Landing page, select Virtual Datacenters from the left navigation if necessary.

The right pane refreshes with tabs for Organizations and Organizations VDCs.


Select Organization VDCs.

The list of virtual data centers for all organization appears.


Click Create Organization VDC.

The Add Organization VDC dialog box appears.


Provide a name and description (optional) for the virtual data center.


Select an organization from the drop-down list.

You can create an organization virtual data center to provide resources to any organization in vCloud Air. An organization can have more than one organization virtual datacenter.

The dialog box refreshes with the list of SDDC Pools.


Select an SDDC Pool.

An organization virtual datacenter obtains its compute and storage resources from an SDDC Pool. The organization virtual datacenter provides these resources to vApps and virtual machines in the organization.

The dialog box refreshes with the allocation options for that SDDC Pool.


Select an allocation option:

Reservation Pool: All of the resources you allocate are immediately committed to the organization virtual data center.

Pay-As You-Go: Resources are committed only when users create vApps in the organization virtual data center.

Allocation Pool: A percentage of the resources you allocate from the provider virtual data center are committed to the organization virtual data center. You can specify the percentage for both CPU and memory.

For more information, see Understanding Allocation Models.

The dialog box refreshes with options to configure resources for the virtual data center.


Select a default size for the virtual data center.

You can only select a configuration for which you have available resources.

The CPU, Memory, and Storage fields are populated with the values from the size you selected. You can modify those settings as needed.


Set the CPU and memory reservation.


Configure the storage reservation in the following ways:


Select a default storage profile from the list.

The default storage profile appears first when you are creating a virtual machine.


Set a storage quota for the default storage profile.

The quota determines how much storage each virtual machine in the virtual data center can use.


If you selected an All-SSD storage profile, configure the default IOPS and IOPS quota for virtual machines created in the virtual data center.

See All-SSD Storage for more information.


Click the green plus icon to add another storage profile for the virtual data center and set the CPU, memory, and storage reservations.

A virtual data center can draw storage resources from a single or multiple storage profiles. Virtual machines can draw storage resources only from the storage profiles that are available to their virtual data centers. You can edit a virtual data center at any time to add storage profiles.


Click OK.

The Organization VDCs list appears with the new virtual data center added to the list.