VMware Cloud Settings
Configure the fields described in the table below for VMware cloud regions. These fields are configurable for the following features:
The CloudCenter platform does not explicitly request the disk provisioning type for root disk or additional volumes on the virtual machines that it deploys on vCenter, to be thin provisioning, thick provisioning eager zeroes or thick provisioning lazy zeroed. The root disk provisioning type is the vCenter default which is the same format as the source template or snapshot on the VM. For additional volumes it will either be the vCenter default or the datastore default depending on the type of datastore.
Select the required option from the dropdown lists for each field identified in the following table:
The Root Disk setting is available in the Tier Settings > Volumes section on the Deployments page (not the Deployment Environment Defaults page).
You can only select the Root Disk size if the Cloning Mode is set to Full Clone (Enable Full Clone = Selected).
Specify the Root disk size to be greater than the size specified in your template/snapshot.
|Additional Volume (if configured)|
The Regions tab for VMware vCenter environments displays two new fields:
See Region-Level Cloud Settings for additional context.
|Datacenter||Required. The name of the datacenter object in vSphere.|
Either this setting is required
This field is ONLY available if the Capacity Management feature is enabled.
|Auto Select Cluster|
The CloudCenter platform makes this determination when you deploy from the the Deployment Details (Job Submission) page.tab or from the
This group of settings are required
The name of the server group in this datacenter's virtual environment in vSphere where you want to deploy VMs.
The list of DataStores (DS) from vSphere. You can select both the datastore cluster and the the DS if DRS is disabled. When you select a Datastore cluster, if DRS is:
|Resource Pool||The default computing resources used to manage resource allocations between VMs. Use the default source pool name from vSphere where you need to deploy instances.|
|Target Deployment Folder|
The default folders used to group objects of the same type for management and VM deployment.
Enable Full Clone
If you use VM Template when configuring images for VMware cloud environments, be aware of the following settings.
When you use a Snapshot, both the Linked Clone and Full Clone options are possible settings. See Configure Image IDs for additional context.
To configure these settings, you should have already configured the following entities in VMware:
To configure the clone settings in the CloudCenter platform, select the Enable Full Clone (linked clone) checkbox
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