Creating host groups

Based on site location or resource allocation, host groups are designed to group virtual machine hosts.

Getting ready

When you have a host group structure, the following settings and resources will be allocated at the host group level:

  • Placement rules
  • Host reserve settings (CPU, memory, disk I/O, disk space, and network I/O)
  • Dynamic Optimization and Power Optimization settings
  • Network resources
  • Storage capacity allocation
  • PRO configuration
  • Custom properties

A host group will also allow you to do the following:

  • Assign the groups to delegated administrators and the read-only administrators' roles, and then members of these user roles will be able to view and/or assign fabric resources
  • Create a private cloud, assign host groups to it, and ...

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