You can manage compute resources for a desktop manager on the Compute Resources tab.

This tab shows the VMware vCenter controlled by this desktop manager. It is only possible to assign one vCenter to any given desktop manager.

Assign a Compute Resource to a Tenant

Once a VMware vCenter gets added as a desktop compute resource, it appears in the Available Compute Resources section of the Compute Resources tab.

To assign a compute resource to a tenant:

  1. In the Available Compute Resources section, click Assign to assign the Virtual Center.

  2. Pick your compute resource(s) from the list of compute resources in the Desktop Compute Resources dialog.

  3. You will be presented with a capacity dialog for each compute resource you selected. Change the over-allocation ratios if applicable. VMware recommends the following values:

    • Memory Over allocation Ratio: 1.0

    • Virtual to Physical CPU Ratio: 10.0

  4. If this compute resource is to be shared between 2 or more tenants, check the Share This Compute Resource box. Note that this option must be selected at assignment time and cannot be changed later.

  5. If you wish to change the Usage setting for the compute resource, do so by selecting/deselecting the check boxes. For more information on this setting, see Working with Compute Resources

  6. Click Save.

  7. If this compute resource is shared, the Partitioned Compute Resource dialog displays

  8. Set partition sizes for Memory and CPU, and click Save.

Reassigning a Compute Resource to a Tenant

After assigning the vCenter, a reassign option will appear. This will allow you to add or remove a compute resource that was previously assigned.

To reassign compute resources assigned to your tenant:

  1. In the Assigned Compute Resources section, click Reassign next to the Virtual Center.

  2. Select or deselect compute resources from the list of compute resources in the Desktop Compute Resources dialog.

  3. You will be presented with a capacity dialog for each compute resource you selected. Change the over-allocation ratios if applicable. VMware recommends the following values:

    • Memory Over allocation Ratio: 1.0

    • Virtual to Physical CPU Ratio: 10.0

  4. If this compute resource is to be shared between 2 or more tenants, check the Share This Compute Resource box. Note that this option must be selected at assignment time and cannot be changed later.

  5. If you wish to change the Usage setting for the compute resource, do so by selecting/deselecting the check boxes.

  6. Click Save.

  7. If this compute resource is shared, the Partitioned Compute Resource dialog displays.

  8. Set partition sizes for Memory and CPU, and click Save.

Unassign a Compute Resource from a Tenant

After assigning the vCenter, an unassign option will appear. This will allow you to remove a vCenter that was previously assigned.

To unassign a vCenter:

  1. Select the Compute Resources tab.

  2. In the Assigned Compute Resources section, click Unassign next to the Virtual Center.

Once a vCenter is assigned, expanding the Desktop Managers tree will display the VMware vCenter. Clicking on items in the tree under the vCenter show information as described in Working with Compute Resources.