A deployment pool is a collection of one or more vApp templates and is specific to a single tenant.

Note the following 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 concerns the username, password, notes and a flag for each virtual machine within the vApp(s) associated to the deployment pool.

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

  • A deployment pool is automatically created for a vApp built by Lab Builder.