Configure the memory, storage, and network paths available to machines provisioned through this reservation.

About this task

You can select a FlexClone datastore in your reservation if you have a vSphere environment and storage devices that use Net App FlexClone technology. SDRS is not supported for FlexClone storage devices.

Procedure

  1. Click the Resources tab.
  2. Specify the amount of memory, in GB, to be allocated to this reservation from the Memory table.
  3. Configure a storage path in the Storage table.
    1. Select a storage path from the Storage Path column.

      Option

      Description

      Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler (SDRS) Storage

      For integrations that use SDRS, you can select a storage cluster to allow SDRS to automatically handle storage placement and load balancing for machines provisioned from this reservation. The SDRS Automation Mode must be set to Automatic. Select a datastore within the cluster for standalone datastore behavior.

      Individual Datastore Selection

      Select a standalone datastore.

    2. (Optional) : Select a storage endpoint from the Endpoint drop-down menu to specify a storage device that uses FlexClone technology.

      SDRS is not supported for FlexClone storage devices.

      The FlexClone option is visible in the endpoint column if a NetApp ONTAP endpoint exists and if the host is virtual. If there is a NetApp ONTAP endpoint, the reservation page displays the endpoint assigned to the storage path. When you add, update, or delete an endpoint for a storage path, the change is visible in all the applicable reservations.

      When you add, update, or delete an endpoint for a storage path, the change is visible in the reservation page.

    3. Type a value in This Reservation Reserved to specify how much storage to allocate to this reservation.
    4. Specify the Priority for the storage path.

      The priority is used for multiple storage paths. A storage path with priority 0 is used before a path with priority 1.

    5. Repeat this step to configure clusters and datastores as needed.
  4. Click the Network tab.
  5. Configure a network path for machines provisioned by using this reservation.
    1. Select a network path for machines provisioned on this reservation from the Network table.
    2. (Optional) : Select a network profile from the Network Profile drop-down menu.

      This option requires additional configuration to configure network profiles.

    You can select more than one network path on a reservation, but only one network is selected when provisioning a machine.

Results

At this point, you can save the reservation by clicking OK. Optionally, you can configure email notifications to send alerts out when resources allocated to this reservation become low.