A newly created organization has no VDCs in it. A system administrator must use system resources to create them.

An organization virtual datacenter (organization VDC) is a deployment environment for virtual systems owned by the containing organization, and an allocation mechanism for resources such as networks, storage, CPU, and memory. In an organization VDC, computing resources are fully virtualized, and can be allocated based on demand, service level requirements, or a combination of the two.

VDC administration involves the following objects:

A ProviderVdc, which a system administrator creates from vSphere platform resources. See Create a Provider VDC.

An AdminVdc, which a system administrator creates to allocate a subset of ProviderVdc resources to a VDC in a specific organization. Organization members see an AdminVdc as a Vdc.