When you deploy Cloud Foundation on six or fewer hosts, deployment is based on the consolidated architecture. In this model, both the infrastructure and compute workload domains run a shared vSphere cluster. Resource pools provide isolation for the different workload types.

As you add additional hosts to a Cloud Foundation system deployed on a consolidated architecture, you can convert to the standard architecture by creating a compute workload domain outside the management domain and moving the workload domain VMs from the compute resource pool to the newly created workload domain. When moving these VMs, you must update shares and reservations on the compute resource pool.

Figure 1. Sample Consolidated Architecture