If you deployed VMware Cloud Foundation using a consolidated architecture, you can add user VMs to the management domain. To prevent resource conflicts between the core VMware Cloud Foundation services, these additional virtual machines should be added to the resource pool created for this purpose during bring-up (Resource Pool User VM).

Note: You must be careful when adding virtual machines to the management domain. You do not want to consume excessive resources that would obstruct standard operations. Excess capacity consumption can cause failures of virtual machine fail overs in the event of a host failure or maintenance action.

You can add capacity to the management domain by adding a host(s) in order to expand the management workload domain. To expand the management domain, see Expand a Workload Domain.

Procedure

  1. On the SDDC Manager Dashboard, navigate to Inventory > Workload Domains.
  2. In the workload domains table, click MGMT.
  3. On the MGMT page, click the Services tab.
  4. Click the vCenter link.
    This opens the vSphere Web Client for the management domain.
  5. Create a VM.
    See Create a New Virtual Machine in vSphere Resource Management.
    Note: Do not move any of the VMware Cloud Foundation management VMs into the resource pool.
  6. Move the VM to the resource pool for user virtual machines.
    See Add a Virtual Machine to a Resource Pool in vSphere Resource Management.
    Note: Do not move any of the VMware Cloud Foundation management VMs to the newly created resource pool.