To allocate resources to an organization, you must create an organization virtual data center. An organization virtual data center obtains its resources from a provider virtual data center. One organization can have multiple organization virtual data centers.

Prerequisites

Create a provider virtual data center. See Create a 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 New.
  3. Enter a name and, optionally, a description for the new organization virtual data center.
  4. (Optional) To disable the new organization virtual data center upon creation, turn off the Enable the organization VDC toggle.
    Users cannot deploy vApps on a disabled organization virtual data center.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Select the radio button next to the name of the organization to which you want to add this virtual data center, and click Next.
  7. Select the radio button next to the name of the provider virtual data center from which you want the organization virtual data center to obtain compute and storage resources, and click Next.
    The provider virtual data center list displays all enabled provider virtual data center at the site with information about the available resources. The networks list displays information about the networks available to the selected provider virtual data center.
  8. Select an allocation model for this organization virtual data center, and click Next.
    Option Description
    Allocation Pool A percentage of the resources you allocate from the provider virtual data center are committed to the organization virtual data center. You can specify the percentage for both CPU and memory.
    Pay-As-You-Go Resources are committed only when users create vApps in the organization virtual data center.
    Reservation Pool All the resources you allocate are immediately committed to the organization virtual data center.
    Flex You can control the resource consumption at both the VDC and the individual virtual machine levels. The flex allocation model supports the capabilities of organization VDC compute policies. Flex allocation model supports all allocation configurations that are available in the other allocation models.
  9. Configure the allocation settings for the allocation model that you selected, and click Next.
    Option Description Allocation Model
    Elasticity Enable or disable the elastic pool feature. An elastic organization VDC spans and uses all resource pools associated with its provider VDC. Flex
    Include VM Memory Overhead Include or exclude memory overhead. Flex
    CPU allocation The maximum amount of CPU that you want to allocate to the virtual machines running in this organization virtual data center.
    • Allocation Pool
    • Reservation Pool
    • Flex
    Allow CPU resources to grow beyond To provide unlimited CPU resources to this organization virtual data center, turn on this toggle. Reservation Pool
    CPU Quota The maximum amount of CPU consumption for this organization virtual data center.
    • Pay-As-You-Go
    • Flex
    CPU resources guaranteed

    The percentage of CPU resources that you want to guarantee to a virtual machine running in this organization virtual data center. You can control overcommitment of CPU resources by guaranteeing less than 100 percent.

    For an Allocation Pool allocation model, the percentage guarantee also determines what percentage of the CPU allocation is committed for this organization virtual data center.

    • Allocation Pool
    • Pay-As-You-Go
    • Flex
    vCPU Speed Тhe vCPU speed. Virtual machines running in the organization virtual data center are assigned this amount of GHz per vCPU.
    • Pay-As-You-Go
    • Flex
    Memory allocation Тhe maximum amount of memory that you want to allocate to the virtual machines running in the organization virtual data center.
    • Allocation Pool
    • Reservation Pool
    Memory Quota The maximum amount of memory consumption for this organization virtual data center.
    • Pay-As-You-Go
    • Flex
    Memory resources guaranteed

    The percentage of memory resources that you want to guarantee to virtual machines running in the organization virtual data center. You can overcommit resources by guaranteeing less than 100 percent.

    For an Allocation Pool allocation model, the percentage guarantee also determines what percentage of the memory allocation is committed for this organization virtual data center.

    • Allocation Pool
    • Pay-As-You-Go
    • Flex
    Maximum number of VMs The maximum number of virtual machines that can exist in the organization virtual data center.
    • Allocation Pool
    • Pay-As-You-Go
    • Reservation Pool
    • Flex
  10. Configure the storage settings for this organization virtual data center, and click Next.
    The list contains the enabled storage policies on the source provider virtual data center.
    1. Select the check boxes of one or more storage policies that you want to add to this organization virtual data center.
    2. (Optional) To limit the amount of the allocated storage capacity for a selected storage policy, select Limited from the drop-down menu in the Allocation Type cell, and enter the maximum capacity in the Allocated Storage cell.
    3. (Optional) To change the default storage policy, from the Default instantiation policy drop-down menu, select the target default storage policy.
      VMware Cloud Director uses the default storage policy for all virtual machine provisioning operations where the storage policy is not specified at the virtual machine or vApp template level.
    4. (Optional) To enable thin provisioning for virtual machines in the organization virtual data center, turn on the Thin provisioning toggle.
    5. (Optional) To disable fast provisioning for virtual machines in the organization virtual data center, turn off the Fast provisioning toggle.
  11. Configure the network pool settings for this organization virtual data center, and click Next.
    VMware Cloud Director uses the network pool to create vApp networks and internal organization virtual data center networks.
    • To skip adding a network pool at this stage, turn off the Use Network Pool toggle.
    • To configure a network pool, select the radio button next to the name of the target network pool, and enter the Quota for this organization virtual data center.

      The quota is the maximum number of provisioned networks in the organization virtual data center backed by this network pool. Must not exceed the number of the available networks for the selected network pool.

  12. Review the Ready to Complete page, and click Finish.