Resource pools let you manage your computing resources within a host or cluster by setting them up in a meaningful hierarchy. Virtual machines and child resource pools share the resources of the parent resource pool.

The Resource Pool page appears only when resource pools are configured on the host.


  1. On the Resource Pool page of the New Virtual Machine wizard, navigate to the resource pool where you want to run the virtual machine.
  2. Select the resource pool and click Next.
    The virtual machine is placed in the resource pool you selected.

What to do next

Select a datastore in which to store the virtual machine files.