You can add additional resource pools to a provider virtual datacenter so that Pay-As-You-Go and Allocation Pool organization virtual datacenters that the provider virtual datacenter provides can expand.

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


Verify that one or more available resource pool exists in the same vCenter datacenter as the provider virtual datacenter's primary resource pool.


  1. Click the Manage & Monitor tab and click Provider VDCs in the left pane.
  2. Right-click the provider virtual datacenter name and select Open.
  3. Click the Resource Pools tab.
  4. Click Add Resource Pool.
  5. Select the resource pool to add and click Finish.


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

vCloud Director also adds a System VDC resource pool beneath the new resource pool. This resource pool is used for the creation of vShield virtual machines and virtual machines that serve as a template for linked clones. Do not edit or delete the system virtual datacenter resource pool.