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. Create a compute resources according to the cluster setup in vSphere.

vRealize Automation regularly collects information about known compute resources and the virtual machines provisioned on them through the proxy agents.

Table 1. Design Decisions on the Compute Resource Configuration in vRealize Automation
Decision ID Design Decision Design Justification Design Implication
CSDDC-CMP-029 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 vRealize Automation, you must place them in a vSphere resource pool.
Note: By default, compute resources are provisioned to the root of the compute cluster. In this design, the use of vSphere resource pools is mandatory.