You can create a child resource pool of any ESX/ESXi host, resource pool, or DRS cluster.

Note

If a host has been added to a cluster, you cannot create child resource pools of that host. You can create child resource pools of the cluster if the cluster is enabled for DRS.

When you create a child resource pool, you are prompted for resource pool attribute information. The system uses admission control to make sure you cannot allocate resources that are not available.

1

Select the intended parent and select File > New > Resource Pool (or click New Resource Pool in the Commands panel of the Summary tab).

2

In the Create Resource Pool dialog box, provide the required information for your resource pool.

3

After you have made all selections, click OK.

vCenter Server creates the resource pool and displays it in the inventory panel. A yellow triangle appears if any of the selected values are not legal values because of limitations on total available CPU and memory.

After a resource pool has been created, you can add virtual machines to it. A virtual machine’s shares are relative to other virtual machines (or resource pools) with the same parent resource pool.