A virtualization compute resource is a vRealize Automation object that represents an ESXi host or a cluster of ESXi hosts. When a group member requests a virtual machine, the virtual machine is provisioned on these compute resources. vRealize Automation regularly collects information about known compute resources and the virtual machines provisioned on them through the proxy agents.

Table 1. Compute Resource Design Decision

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design Justification

Design Implication

CSDDC-CMP-026

Assign the consolidated cluster as a compute resource in vRealize Automation.

vRealize Automation can consume compute resources from the underlying virtual infrastructure.

when you provision workloads from vRA, they must be placed in a vSphere resource pool.

Note:

By default, compute resources are provisioned to the root of the compute cluster. In this design, use of vSphere resource pools is mandatory.