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What is a Virtual Data Centre?

Virtual Data Centre

As an extension from the Virtual Server, Virtual Data Centres are best described as a dedicated set of resources (or a Resource Pool) on the host Physical Servers.

The maximum (and reserved) resources of the Resource Pool are defined in VMware and the individual Virtual Machines are pooled together in groups to be managed together.

Virtual Data Centres are a great way for organisations requiring larger amounts of resources to deploy and manage those resources.

In the diagram above, you can also see that Resource Pools can be 'nested' inside each other. Nesting Resource Pools can make it easy for larger organisations to allocate and divide the Parent Virtual Data Centre, or Parent Resource Pool, into further 'child' resource pools suitable for departments, or sections within the main business.