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Creating compute resource pools

You must add compute resources to an administrator-created compute resource pool before the resources can be used in the cloud. This topic describes how to create a compute resource pool. It contains the following sections:

Resource pool requirements

When creating a compute resource pool, you can either create an empty compute resource pool and add resources to it later, or you can add previously onboarded resources to the pool.

A compute resource pool can contain only:

  • Resources of the same type
  • Resources from the same pod
  • Resources from the same provider

For information about compute resource pools, see Compute resources and compute resource pools overview.

To create a compute resource pool

  1. From the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management Administration Console, click the vertical Workspaces menu on the left side of the window and select Resources.
  2. Under Quick Links on the left, click Compute Pools under the Compute section.
    The list of current compute resource pools is displayed.
  3. Click the Create Compute Pool icon.
    The Create Compute Pool dialog box is displayed.
  4. Type a name for this pool.
  5. Type a useful description.
    Descriptions can help you distinguish pools from each other and can help you find a pool by using Search.
  6. If needed, create or select tags, as described in Creating tag groups and tags.
  7. From the Pod menu, select the network pod to which this pool will belong.
  8. From the Resource Type menu, select the type of resources that this pool will contain:

    If you would like to place VMs on DRS-enabled clusters, make sure to setup Compute Pools of VirtualClusters. If you would like to place VMs on non-DRS clusters, make sure to setup your Compute Pools of VirtualHosts or VirtualResourcePools.

    • Virtual Cluster — You must also pick the Vendor and HW Architecture of the cluster.
    • Physical Server — You must also pick the HW Architecture of the server.
    • Virtual Resource Pool — You must also pick the Vendor and HW Architecture of the virtual resource pool.
    • Virtual Host — You must also pick the Vendor and HW Architecture of the virtual host.
    • Virtual Disk Repository — You must also pick the Vendor of the virtual disk repository.
  9. From the Provider Type menu, select the provider for this pool.
  10. From the Vendor menu, select the vendor for the compute resources in this pool.
  11. From the Hardware Architecture menu, select the architecture type for the compute resources in this pool.
  12. Click Next.
    The Create Compute Pool Resources dialog box is displayed.
  13. Click Save to create an empty pool or continue with the following steps to add resources to the pool.
  14. Find the resources that you want to add.
    • You can page through a long list by clicking the Page button .
    • You can search for resources by entering a search string in the Search box and clicking the search icon .
  15. Select one or more resources and click the Add button to move them to the Selected Resources table.
    You can also drag and drop resources from the Available Resources table to the Selected Resources table.
  16. Click Save.

The compute pool is created, and if you added resources, they are added to the pool and are now available for cloud services. To add more resources to the pool, see Adding compute resources to compute resource poolsto add more resources.

After adding resources to a pool, continue with Mapping compute pools to network containers.

Pending activities

When background activity is required from a command issued in the user interface, the Pending Activity section opens to display the progress and status of the background activity. You can:

  • Remove a completed activity record from the Pending Activity table by selecting the record and clicking the Delete Activity icon .
  • Get detailed error information about a failed activity by selecting the record and clicking the Advanced Error Information icon .
  • Display the Audit Trail workspace by clicking the Audit Trail icon .
  • Click the Refresh icon in the Pending Activity section to refresh the table.

For information on purging, archiving, and managing pending activities, see Managing pending activity records.

After the activity is marked as complete, you can click the Refresh icon in the upper-right corner of the window to refresh the list of Compute Pools.

Related topics

Onboarding compute resources
Listing onboarded compute resources

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