VMware 4.0  Resource Question

japplewhaite
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What are the settings in resource pools for leaving the pool wind open.   As I am adding VMs to a resource pool, I get the attached error.  I want to sue resource pools soles for organization.  I want to leave them wide open.

We are running Visioncore's vRanger Pro 4.2.3 and are finding it allot easier to organize our VM into pools in Host and Clusters than folders.   With fol folders,  every time you add a VM, weather you want to back it up or not, you have to go into every backup job you have and exclude  those VMs from each backup.  With resource pools, it automatically picks up a VM as it is added. If you have VMs that you don't want backed up, You put it in a resource pool that is not backed up.
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On the VM it self you have the resource properties set low and you are putting it into a pool that has higher resources.  

If you are just using resource pools as a folder and you want all servers to have the same access to resource change all setting in the pools and in the VM settings to normal.  They will still use the resource when they need too.

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I change the resource to low for the two VMs I have in the pool along with the third one I wanted to place in the pool and I get the same error.

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dont change the vm's resource change the pools resource if you can.  Also when you put resource pools in resource pools that maybe it too.
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So, are you manually configuring resource pool allocation or letting vSphere take care of that for you? I have to tell you...I have had LONG, and MANY discussions with the resource team at VMware over Resource Pools...when to configure them, how to configure them, etc. Basically, unless there is some departmental or org-wide SLA need, you leave resource pools alone. vSphere will take care of allocation. You may be just running out of resources in your cluster and are receiving that error. Need a bit more info though on how you have things set up to be sure...

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~coolsport00
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japplewhaite,
How many level of resource pool you have? Ensure the current RP has enough resource from the parent, check each VM cpu shares as well and dont forget to observe the resource allocation tab for each RP
RP can be complicated for certain people, but once you master it its not really rocket science. I like to see RP as "manual flight" instead of "auto pilot" when flying an aeroplane :)

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Ryder...I'll never look at RPs the same again :P hahahaha

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