You can use resource pools to hierarchically partition available CPU and memory resources of a standalone host or a cluster. Use resource pools to aggregate resources and set allocation policies for multiple virtual machines, without the need to set resources on each virtual machine.

Verify that the vSphere Client is connected to a vCenter Server system. If the client is connected directly to a host, you cannot create a resource pool.

Make sure you have permissions sufficient to create a resource pool object.

Verify that a cluster, vApp, or other resource pool object is parent to the resource pool.


Select Home > Inventory > Hosts and Clusters.


Select a cluster, vApp, or resource pool.


Select File > New > Resource Pool.


Enter a name and specify resource settings.


Click OK.

The resource pool is added to the inventory.

Add virtual machines and vApps to your resource pool.