Adding multiple VMs and datastores to a resource group

You can add multiple VMs and datastores to any existing resource group by using the Plug-in for VMware vSphere Edit Resource Group wizard.

About this task

Note: You can add SAN and NAS datastores but not VSAN or VVOL datastores.

Steps

  1. In the left Navigator pane of the VMware vSphere web client in vCenter for the Plug-in for VMware vSphere, click Resource Groups, then select a resource group, and then click (Edit).
    The Edit Resource Group wizard begins.
  2. On the Resources page, in the Available Entities list, select a VM or datastore you want to add to the resource group, then click > to move your selection to the Selected Resources list. You can move all the available entities by clicking >>.
    By default, the Available Entities list displays the Datacenter object. You can click a datastore to view the VMs within the datastore and add them to the resource group.
    When you click Next, the system first checks that SnapCenter manages and is compatible with the storage on which the selected VMs or datastores are located. If the message SnapCenter Compatibility Error is displayed, then a selected VM or datastore is not compatible with SnapCenter.
  3. Repeat Step 2 for each VM or datastore that you want to add.
  4. Click Next until you reach the Summary page, and then review the summary and click Finish.