When you deploy Cloud Foundation on six or fewer hosts, the deployment is based on the consolidated architecture. In this model, both the management and user workload domains run in the management domain. vSphere resource pools provide isolation between management and user workloads.

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 VI workload domain and moving the user workload domain VMs from the compute resource pool to the newly created VI workload domain. When moving these VMs, you must update shares and reservations on the compute resource pool.

Figure 1. Sample Consolidated Architecture