You can add additional resource pools to a provider vDC so that Pay-As-You-Go and Allocation Pool organization vDCs that the provider vDC provides can expand.

When compute resources are backed by multiple resource pools, they can expand as needed to accommodate more virtual machines.

Verify that one or more available resource pool exists in the same vCenter datacenter as the provider vDC's primary resource pool.


Click the Manage & Monitor tab and click Provider vDCs in the left pane.


Right-click the provider vDC name and select Open.


Click the Resource Pools tab.


Click Add Resource Pool.


Select the resource pool to add and click Finish.

vCloud Director adds a resource pool for the provider vDC to use, making elastic all Pay-As-You-Go and Allocation Pool organization vDCs backed by the provider vDC.

vCloud Director also adds a System vDC resource pool beneath the new resource pool. This resource pool is used for the creation of vShield virtual machines and virtual machines that serve as a template for linked clones. Do not edit or delete the system vDC resource pool.