You can change the network pool from which new networks are provisioned in an organization virtual data center. You can also enable organization virtual data centers to become eligible for cross-virtual data center networking.

A network pool is a group of undifferentiated networks that you can use to create vApp networks, routed organization VDC networks, and internal organization VDC networks. You can change the network pool for new networks. Existing networks continue to use the old network pools.

With organization virtual data centers that are enabled for cross-virtual data center networking, organization users with relevant rights can create data center groups and stretched layer 2 networks in these groups.

Prerequisites

If you want to enable cross-VDC networking for an organization virtual data center, verify that you configured cross-vCenter NSX on the backing provider virtual data center.

Procedure

  1. From the top navigation bar, under Resources, select Cloud Resources.
  2. In the left panel, click Organization VDCs, and click the name of the target organization virtual data center.
  3. On the Network Pool tab, in the upper right corner, click Edit.
    You can see the number of the networks used by this organization virtual data center.
  4. (Optional) Configure the network pool settings for this organization virtual data center.
    • If you do not want a network pool for this organization virtual data center, turn off the Use network pool toggle.
    • If you want to configure a network pool for this organization virtual data center, follow these steps:
      1. Turn on the Use network pool toggle.

        You can see a list of the available network pools with information about their use, available networks, and capacity.

      2. Select the radio button next to the name of the target resource pool.
      3. Configure the quota for this network pool in this organization virtual data center.

        The quota is the maximum number of provisioned networks. Must not exceed the number of the available networks for the selected network pool.

  5. To enable cross-virtual data center networking for this organization virtual data center, turn on the Cross VDC Networking toggle.
  6. Click Save.

Results

In the VMware Cloud Director Tenant Portal, the virtual data centers that enabled for cross-virtual data center networking appear in the list of data centers for creating a data center group. For information about creating data center groups, see the VMware Cloud Director Tenant Portal Guide.