A compute cluster is a vSAN cluster parented by an imported vCenter.


  1. Click Domains under Infrastructure Automation.
  2. Click the Compute Cluster icon.
  3. Click Add.

    The Add Domain page appears.

  4. On the Add Domain page, provide the required information.
  5. To enable the provisioning of the site, click the button corresponding to Enabled. You cannot perform any operation on a disabled site.




    The name of the site.

    Parent Domain

    The parent vCenter name that manages the cluster. Select from drop-down menu.


    The location of the compute cluster.


    Enter the keyword to search a location.


    Latitude of the compute cluster location. The details are automatically added when you select the location. You can also modify the latitude manually.


    Longitude of the compute cluster location. The details are automatically added when you select the location. You can also modify the longitude manually.


    You can modify the service settings for each site. These configurations override the global configuration available in Global Configuration tab on Configuration page. For more details on service parameters, see Configure Global Settings.


    ESXi license is a mandatory field which is auto populated from parent vCenter and can be modified. You can provide optional vSAN license.


    Storage type supports vSAN. Deduplication and Compression can be enabled if required by using the Toggle button for vSAN Deduplication and Compression.

  6. You can add new CSI categories or use the existing categories from the VMware VSphere server. You can also create tags corresponding to the CSI categories. To add the CSI Categories information, add the required information under Settings.
    • To configure the CSI Categories, enable the Override for the CSI Tagging under Settings, and Override Value.

    • Once added, you cannot edit or remove the CSI configuration.

    • For a vSAN disabled compute cluster, ensure that the CSI Zone tag name must contain {hostname}. For example, <text_identifier>-{hostname}.



    Use Existing

    Whether to use the existing categories set in the underlying the VMware VSphere server. Click the corresponding button to activate or deactivate the option.


    When using the Use Existing, ensure that you provide the values for both the region and the zone categories as set in the underlying VMware vSphere server.

    • When creating a Zone category in VMware VSphere, choose Hosts and Clusters under Associable Object Types.

    • When creating a Region category in VMware VSphere, choose Datacentre under Associable Object Types.


    The CSI category for the compute clusters or hosts.

    CSI Zone Tag

    The CSI tagging for the compute clusters or hosts.

  7. Add the Switch Configuration information. Click plus icon to add more switches and uplinks.




    The name of the switch.


    Select the network interface card (NIC) for the compute cluster under Uplinks.


    A Compute Cluster requires a minimum of two NICs to communicate. The uplinks must match the actual configuration across all ESXi servers.

  8. Add the Networks information.
    • For vMotion and vSAN set appropriate Gateway and address to accomodate ESXi hosts.

    • You can click + ADD sign under Networks table to create additional network.




    The name of the network.

    Network Type

    The type of the network.


    The switch details that the sites use for network access.


    VLAN ID for the network.


    MTU length (in bytes) for the network.

    Prefix Length

    Prefix the length for each packet for the network.

    Gateway Address

    The gateway address for the network.