What resource pools are

Resource pools are groups of aggregates that are created by a storage administrator using Unified Manager to provide provisioning to partner applications for backup management.

You might pool your resources based on attributes such as performance, cost, physical location, or availability. By grouping related resources into a pool, you can treat the pool as a single unit for monitoring and provisioning. This simplifies the management of these resources and allows for a more flexible and efficient use of the storage.

During secondary storage provisioning, Unified Manager determines the most suitable aggregate in the resource pool for protection using the following criteria: