You can add one or more secondary resource pools to a provider virtual data center, so that its Pay-As-You-Go and Allocation Pool organization virtual data centers can expand.

When compute resources are backed by multiple resource pools, they can expand to accommodate more virtual machines.

You can add resource pools backed by vSphere clusters that are optimally configured for hosting NSX edges that have VLAN uplinks. vCloud Director can use metadata to indicate that the system must place organization VDC Edge Gateways in resource pools backed by those clusters. For more information, see VMware Knowledge Base Article


Your vSphere administrator created the target secondary resource pool in the vCenter Server instance that backs the primary resource pool of the provider virtual data center.


  1. From the main menu (Menu), select Cloud Resources.
  2. In the left panel, click Provider VDCs, and click the name of the target provider virtual data center.
  3. On the Resource Pools tab, click Add.
  4. Select one or more resource pools to add, and click Add.


vCloud Director adds the resource pool for the provider virtual data center to use, making elastic all Pay-As-You-Go and Allocation Pool organization virtual data centers backed by the provider virtual data center.

vCloud Director also adds a System VDC resource pool beneath the new resource pool. This resource pool is used for the creation of system resources such as NSX edge VMs and VMs that serve as a template for linked clones.

Important: Do not edit or delete the System VDC resource pool.