Leases, quotas, and limits constrain the ability of organization users to consume storage and processing resources. You can modify these settings to prevent users from depleting or monopolizing an organization's resources.

For more information about leases, see Understanding Leases.

Leases provide a level of control over an organization's storage and compute resources by specifying the maximum amount of time that vApps can be running and that vApps and vApp templates can be stored. You can also specify what happens to vApps and vApp templates when their storage lease expires.

Quotas determine how many virtual machines each user in the organization can store and power on in the organization's virtual datacenters. The quota you specify acts as a default for all new users added to the organization.

Certain vCloud Director operations, for example copy and move, are more resource intensive than others. Limits prevent resource-intensive operations from affecting all the users in an organization and also provide a defense against denial-of-service attacks.


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


Right-click the organization name and select Properties.


Click the Policies tab.


Select the lease options for vApps and vApp templates.


Select the quotas for running and stored virtual machines.


Select the limits for resource intensive operations.

Only system administrators can set limits.


Select the number of simultaneous connections for each virtual machine and click OK.