Using resource pools can result in these benefits:
- Flexible hierarchical organization
- Isolation between pools and sharing within pools
- Access control and delegation
- Separation of resources from hardware
- Management of sets of virtual machines running a multitier service
With resource pools, you can delegate control over resources of a standalone host or a DRS cluster. Using resource pools can result in the following benefits:
- Flexible hierarchical organization – Add, remove, or reorganize resource pools or change resource allocations as needed.
- Isolation between pools, sharing within pools – Top-level administrators can make a pool of resources availableto a department-level administrator.
- Access control and delegation – Virtual machine creation and management are performed within the boundaries of the resources to which the resource pool is entitled. Delegation is usually done with permissions settings.
- Separation of resources from hardware – If you are using DRS clusters, the resources of all hosts are always assigned to the cluster.
- Management of sets of virtual machines running a multitier services – Group virtual machines for a multitier service in a resource pool.