You create a virtual machine folder and resource pools on the VI workload domain vCenter Server to group VMware Aria Automation-managed workloads.

UI Procedure

  1. Log in to the VI workload domain vCenter Server at https://<vi_workload_vcenter_server_fqdn>/ui as administrator@vsphere.local.
  2. Create a folder for the VMware Aria Automation-provisioned workload virtual machines.
    1. In the VMs and templates inventory, expand the VI workload domain vCenter Server tree.

    2. Right-click the VI workload domain data center and select New folder > New VM and template folder.

    3. In the New folder dialog box, enter the folder name and click OK.

  3. Create a resource pool for the VMware Aria Automation-provisioned workload virtual machines.

    1. In the Hosts and clusters inventory, expand the VI workload domain vCenter Server tree.

    2. Right-click the default cluster for the VI workload domain and select New resource pool.

    3. In the New resource pool dialog box, enter the resource pool name and click OK.

  4. Repeat these steps for each VI workload domain vCenter Server in each VMware Cloud Foundation instance.

PowerShell Procedure

  1. Start PowerShell.

  2. Replace the values in the sample code with values from your VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook and run the commands in the PowerShell console.

    $sddcManagerFqdn = "sfo-vcf01.sfo.rainpole.io"
    $sddcManagerUser = "administrator@vsphere.local"
    $sddcManagerPass = "VMw@re1!"
    
    $sddcDomainName = "sfo-w01"
    
    $vmFolder = "sfo-w01-fd-workload"
    $resourcePoolName = "sfo-w01-cl01-rp-workload"
  3. Perform the configuration by running the command in the PowerShell console.

    Add-VMFolder -server $sddcManagerFqdn -user $sddcManagerUser -pass $sddcManagerPass -domain $sddcDomainName -folderName $vmFolder
    
    Add-ResourcePool -server $sddcManagerFqdn -user $sddcManagerUser -pass $sddcManagerPass -domain $sddcDomainName -resourcePoolName $resourcePoolName