You can configure the CPU and memory resource allocation for the vApp.

About this task

Reservations on vApps and all their child resource pools, child vApps, and child virtual machines count against the parent resources only if those objects are powered on.

Prerequisites

Required privilege: vApp > vApp resource configuration on the vApp.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to a vApp in the inventory and click Edit vApp Settings.
  2. In the Deployment section, click CPU resources to allocate CPU resources to this vApp.

    Option

    Description

    Shares

    CPU shares for this vApp with respect to the parent’s total. Sibling vApps share resources according to their relative share values bounded by the reservation and limit. Select Low, Normal, or High, which specify share values respectively in a 1:2:4 ratio. Select Custom to give each vApp a specific number of shares, which express a proportional weight.

    Reservation

    Guaranteed CPU allocation for this vApp.

    Reservation Type

    Select the Expandable check box to make the reservation expandable. When the vApp is powered on, if the combined reservations of its virtual machines are larger than the reservation of the vApp, the vApp can use resources from its parent or ancestors.

    Limit

    Upper limit for this vApp's CPU allocation. Select Unlimited to specify no upper limit.

  3. In the Deployment section, click Memory resources to allocate memory resources to this vApp.

    Option

    Description

    Shares

    Memory shares for this vApp with respect to the parent’s total. Sibling vApps share resources according to their relative share values bounded by the reservation and limit. Select Low, Normal, or High, which specify share values respectively in a 1:2:4 ratio. Select Custom to give each vApp a specific number of shares, which express a proportional weight.

    Reservation

    Guaranteed memory allocation for this vApp.

    Reservation Type

    Select the Expandable check box to make the reservation expandable. When the vApp is powered on, if the combined reservations of its virtual machines are larger than the reservation of the vApp, the vApp can use resources from its parent or ancestors.

    Limit

    Upper limit for this vApp's memory allocation. Select Unlimited to specify no upper limit.

  4. Click OK.