In an on-premises vSphere environment, you configure clusters to group ESXi hosts and to set vSphere HA, vSphere DRS, and other cluster features. You use resource pools group resources. In a VMware Cloud on AWS environment, VMware creates a single cluster with a preset configuration. VMware creates a resource pool for compute VMs and a second resource pool for management VMs. You can view cluster and resource pool settings and create and configure child resource pools.

What you can do in VMware Cloud on AWS depend on what you select.

Table 1. Supported Tasks on Clusters and Resource Pools in VMware Cloud on AWS

Object

Supported Tasks

Cluster

A VMware Cloud on AWS environment has one cluster that includes all ESXi hosts that are part of your SDDC.

  • View the cluster configuration, including vSphere DRS and vSphere HA. The cloudadmin user cannot change the cluster configuration.

  • Examine all hosts and all resource pools that are associated with the cluster. You can see the consumed memory and CPU, HA state, and uptime.

  • Examine all VMs, datastores, and networks that are associated with the cluster.

  • Set tags and attributes. See vSphere Tags and Attributes.

Resource pool

A VMware Cloud on AWS environment has two predefined resource pools. You can perform the following tasks:

  • Create new virtual machines and child resource pools.

  • Change resource allocation settings on child resource pools

  • Rename the resource pools to better match company policy.

  • Monitor the resource pool, its VMs, and its child resource pools, and examine resource pool utilization.

  • Set tags and attributes. See vSphere Tags and Attributes.

Note:

Some menu options, such as Delete, are available on top-level resource pools but have no effect. As cloudadmin@vmc.local, you do not have permissions to perform those tasks. A warning appears in the Alarms window.