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VMware vCloud® Director Resource Allocation Models


Latest Revision:
Aug 27, 2012



VMware vCloud® Director™ enables users to build a private cloud–based infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering within their organization. By providing a secure, on-demand ability for end users to deploy workloads, companies can realize a level of agility previously thought impossible.

Resource design for vCloud Director involves examining requirements to determine how best to partition and
organize resources. With the commoditization of infrastructure resources, the ability to scale them becomes
increasingly important. When designing for vCloud Director, keep in mind that the ultimate consumers of the
product are the end users of the system. Taking a top-down approach to vCloud Director design necessitates
an understanding of the new abstractions introduced in the vCloud API and how they map to traditional
VMware vSphere® objects. This paper was developed to provide additional insight and information as to how
vCloud Director allocation models relate to vSphere resource management. The paper reviews and discusses
various design considerations and operational procedures.

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