vCloud Components: vSphere
Use vSphere Web Client for vSphere configuration and preparation. vCenter Server and vCenter objects:
– Data centers, host clusters, resource pools, vSphere distributed switches, storage service levels
ESX/ESXi host configuration: – Virtual switches and networks – Datastores
vSphere resources, when attached, are managed by vCloud Director.
vCloud infrastructures rely on vSphere resources to provide CPU and memory to run virtual machines. vCloud Director also uses vSphere distributed switches and vSphere port groups to support virtual machine networking. vSphere datastores provide storage for virtual machine files and other files necessary for virtual machine operations. These underlying vSphere resources are used by vCloud Director to create cloud resources.
vCloud Director requires all workloads to be virtualized. Clusters enabled by VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource SchedulerTM (DRS) should be set to automatically balance the vCloud Director deployed workloads across the physical compute resources of the DRS cluster.