You define VM and host groups to contain and manage specific OpenStack instances.

Prerequisites

  • Ensure that the compute cluster contains at least one virtual machine. If the compute cluster does not contain any virtual machines, create a dummy virtual machine for this procedure.

  • On the compute cluster, enable DRS and set DRS Automation to Partially automated or Fully automated.

  • On the compute cluster, set Power Management to Off.

Procedure

  1. In the vSphere Web Client, select the compute cluster and click Configure.
  2. Under Configuration, click VM/Host Groups.
  3. Create a VM group.
    1. Click Add.
    2. Enter a name and select VM Group from the Type drop-down menu.
    3. Click Add.
    4. On the Filter tab, select virtual machines to add to the group.
    5. Click OK.
  4. Create a host group.
    1. Click Add.
    2. Enter a name and select Host Group from the Type drop-down menu.
    3. Click Add.
    4. On the Filter tab, select hosts to add to the group.
    5. Click OK.

What to do next

Create a DRS Rule for OpenStack Instance Placement