In VMware Cloud Director Service Provider Admin Portal, when you deactivate a resource pool, the memory and compute resources of the resource pool are no longer available to the provider virtual data center.

Processes that are already in progress do not stop using resources from the deactivated resource pool.

Note: You cannot deactivate the primary resource pool on a provider virtual data center.


  1. From the top navigation bar, select Resources and click Cloud Resources.
  2. In the left panel, select Provider VDCs, and click the name of the target provider virtual data center.
  3. Click the Resource Pools tab.
  4. Click the radio button next to the target resource pool, and click Enable or Disable.
  5. To confirm, click OK.