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VMware vCloud Director Essentials by Lipika Pal

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Chapter 2. Managing vSphere Resources

vSphere plays a core role in VMware vCloud Director (vCD), that is, providing the required compute, storage, and networking resources. This chapter addresses the crucial requisite to understand the management of these vSphere resources using vCD.

vCenter Server instances expose the vSphere resources and help create cloud constructs using them. VMware vCloud Director treats vCenter and vSphere resources as a pool of resources. On the other hand, the core of a vCloud implementation— containing provider and organization vDCs, external and organization networks, and network pools—is considered as a cloud resource. In this chapter, we discuss how you can modify these vSphere resources and elucidate the properties ...

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