Resource pools let you manage your computing resources within a host or cluster by setting them up in a meaningful hierarchy. Virtual machines and child resource pools share the resources of the parent resource pool.

The Resource Pool page appears only when resource pools are configured on the host.

1

On the Resource Pool page of the New Virtual Machine wizard, navigate to the resource pool where you want to run the virtual machine.

2

Select the resource pool and click Next.

The virtual machine is placed in the resource pool you selected.

Select a datastore in which to store the virtual machine files.