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VMware vSphere Essentials by Christian Stankowic, Kunal Kumar

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Creating a resource pool

The administrator can create a resource pool on a stand-alone ESXi host, on a cluster level, or in another resource pool.

To create a resource pool, perform the following steps:

  1. Login into vCenter Server using the vSphere Web Client.
  2. Right-click the host, a cluster, or a resource pool.
  3. Select all vCenter actions.
  4. Click on New resource pool.
  5. The create resource pool dialog will pop up. Similar to virtual machines, a resource pool also has shares, limits, and reservations for CPUs and memory.

Note

vSphere DRS must be enabled to configure and utilize resource pools.

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