A deployment pool is a collection of one or more lab templates and is specific to a single account or an organization.

Use the following guidelines regarding the relationship between labs and deployment pools:

  • When you create a lab, you must select an existing deployment pool to associate with that lab.

  • A deployment pool includes virtual machine metadata. The metadata primarily includes the username, password, notes and a flag for each virtual machine within the lab template associated with the deployment pool.

  • Any lab that does not override the virtual machine metadata values in its associated deployment pool gets those metadata values.

  • A deployment pool is automatically created for a lab template built in the Lab Builder.