Modifying resource groups

You can remove or add resources in resource groups, detach or attach policies, modify schedules, or modify any other resource group option.

About this task

If you want to modify the name of a resource group, do not use the following special characters in VM, datastore, policy, backup, or resource group names:

% & * $ # @ ! \ / : * ? " < > - | ; ' , . An underscore character (_) is allowed.


  1. In the left Navigator pane of the VMware vSphere web client in vCenter for the Plug-in for VMware vSphere, click Resource Groups.
  2. On the Resource Groups page, on the Objects tab, select a resource group in the table and then click (Edit).
  3. On the left list in the Edit Resource Group wizard, click Resources.
  4. Do one of the following:
    If you want to.... Then do the following...
    Remove a resource from the group
    1. Select a VM or datastore on Selected Entities list.
    2. Click the left arrow (<) to remove it from the resource group.
    Add a resource to the group
    1. Select a VM or datastore on Available Entities list.
    2. Click the right arrow (>) to add it to the resource group.
  5. Click Next until you see the Summary page, and then click Finish.