ESXi resource pools

Resource pools are configured on the ESXi Server and define the maximum amount of resources that templates using that pool can consume. .

An ESXi Server property enables resource pools to expand when necessary if the ESXi Server has additional resources to spare. The Name and Owner fields of each resource pool on the ESXi Server must be configured within the ServiceNow platform in the ESXi Resource Pool [cmdb_ci_ESXi_resource_pool] table. When Orchestration for VMware executes its manual provisioning tasks, the provisioner must select the proper resource pool for the virtual server requested. Discovery finds resource pools on ESXi machines and populates the fields on the ESXi Resource Pool form automatically. For more information, see Configure ESXi resource pools.

ESXi resource pools requires the Orchestration - VMware Support plugin.

Note: Ensure that vCenter and the ESXi Server have been fully configured, including the creation of the templates and resource pools. Complete the tasks in VMware Cloud before proceeding with the procedures on this page.