You can add additional resource pools to a provider VDC 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.


You can create resource pools backed by vSphere clusters that are optimally configured for hosting NSX edges that have VLAN uplinks, then use vCloud Director metadata to indicate that the system should place organization VDC Edge Gateways in resource pools backed by those clusters. For more information, see VMware Knowledge Base Article


This operation is restricted to system administrators.

Verify that additional more resource pools are available in the vCenter that supplies provider VDC'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 system resources such as NSX edge VMs and VMs that serve as a template for linked clones. Do not edit or delete the system virtual datacenter resource pool.