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VMware Cloud Director Infrastructure

VMware Cloud Director (VCD) is a cloud services platform that delivers virtual data center computation, network, storage, and security in a self-service model for tenants. This feature has been released as a Beta currently. For a definition of what to expect with Beta features, refer to our Version Support Policy page in the documentation.

If not already done, refer to Get Started section of the documentation for:

Special Resource Requirements for VCD

VM Sizing Policy - CPU and Memory

For CPU and Memory, the VCD Provider creates the appropriate VM Sizing Policies. The VM Sizing Policy defines CPU and memory resources available to the VM.

  1. When creating the cluster, reference these VM Sizing Policies by using the --control-plane-sizing-policy and --worker-sizing-policy flags.

  2. See regarding parameters like vCPU Speed or CPU Reservation Guarantee that require consideration in VM Sizing Policy. For example, vCPU speed recommendation is a minimum of 3 GHz.

VM Placement Policy

The VCD Provider(SP) determines the VM Placement Policy. This policy defines the infrastructure where the VM should run meaning its placement of a VM on a host. When you assign a VM Placement Policy to a virtual machine, the placement engine adds this virtual machine to the corresponding VM group of the cluster on which it resides.


For storage, follow Create a Base OS image in vSphere when creating the KIB base image. In VCD, the base image determines the minimum storage available for the VM.

The following procedure advises on Organization setup as it relates to installing DKP and creating clusters on VCD.

More information can be found directly in the VMWare Cloud Director documentation.

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Cloud Director for Service Providers

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