You can change the name and the description of a provider virtual data center. If the backing resource pool supports a higher virtual hardware version, you can upgrade the highest virtual hardware supported by a provider virtual data center.

Procedure

  1. From the top navigation bar, select Resources and click Cloud Resources.
  2. In the left panel, click Provider VDCs, and click the name of the provider virtual data center that you want to modify.
  3. On the Configure > General tab, in the upper right corner, click Edit.
  4. (Optional) Modify the name and the description of the provider virtual data center.
  5. (Optional) Enter a compute provider scope for the provider virtual data center.
    The compute provider scope represents compute fault domains, or availability zones which are visible to tenants and where workloads reside. By default, the compute provider scope of a provider virtual data center is inherited from the backing vCenter Server instance. You can differentiate the compute provider scope for the different provider VDCs that are backed by a single vCenter Server instance. For example, you can set the vCenter Server with a compute provider scope Germany and you can set the provider VDC with a scope Munich.
  6. (Optional) From the drop-down menu, select the highest hardware version supported by this provider virtual data center, and click Save.
    The highest version that you can select depends on the ESXi hosts in the resource pool that backs the provider virtual data center.
    Note: You can only upgrade the hardware version supported by a provider virtual data center. You cannot downgrade the hardware version. The highest supported virtual machine hardware version in VMware Cloud Director 10.2 is version 17. Hardware version 17 is available when you enable it in the vCenter Server instance on the cluster or data center level.
  7. Click Save.