Leases, quotas, and limits constrain the ability of organization users to consume storage and processing resources. Use these settings to prevent users from depleting or monopolizing an organization's resources.

For more information about leases, see Understanding Leases.


  1. Select the lease options for vApps and vApp templates.
    Leases provide a level of control over an organization's storage and compute resources by specifying the maximum amount of time that vApps can run and that vApps and vApp templates can be stored. You can also specify what happens to vApps and vApp templates when their storage lease expires.
  2. Select the quotas for running and stored virtual machines.
    Quotas determine how many virtual machines each user in the organization can store and power on in the organization's virtual datacenters. The quotas that you specify act as the default for all new users added to the organization. Quotas set at the user level take precedence over quotas set at the organization level.
  3. Select the limits for resource intensive operations.
    Certain vCloud Director operations, for example copy and move, are more resource intensive than others. Limits prevent resource intensive operations from affecting all the users in an organization and also provide a defense against denial-of-service attacks.
  4. Select the number of simultaneous VMware Remote Console connections for each virtual machine.
    You might want to limit the number of simultaneous connections for performance or security reasons.
    Note: This setting does not affect Virtual Network Computing (VNC) or Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connections.
  5. (Optional) Select the Account lockout enabled check box, select the number of invalid logins to accept before locking a user account, and select the lockout interval.
  6. Click Next.