Cloud Lab-24: Resource Group vCenter Advance Configuration – “VM Storage Policies”

In this post, i am moving forward with my Resource group vCenter Advance configuration. in this post, i am going to configure storage policy for vCloud deployment.Lets start.

Navigate to VCenter web client home page -> Click “Tags”

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In tags we have configure two times (tags, category), first we define the category and then define tags to this category.

To add new category-> Click Category tab -> Click + sign as highlighted

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Give category a new and description. As we are going to define storage profile so define category according to storage which make scenes. Then these categories and tags will be apply on the “datastore”.

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Click “Ok”

Now we have a Category defined with named “Tier1” which is associated to datastore entity.

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Now use the same procedure to define the other categories which you required for storage. Here is the final list of our categories

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After categories has defined. It’s time to add “tag” on the categories. For example we defined tier 1 category this will use to mark (identify) “our gold datastore” which will be used in our “Gold Cluster”.

To define a tag against a category->Click tag tab-> click “+” sign

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Enter tag name and choose a category from drop down-> Click “Ok”

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Now we defined a tag against category “tier1″.

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Here is the final list of tag against our different categories.

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When tags and categories are define. It’s time to assign these tags to the concern datastore.

From vCenter web Client home page -> inventory section -> Select “Storage”

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Select the “datastore” where you want to assign the tag -> In Manage-> tags -> Click On “->” sign icon as highlighted to assign an already defined tag to this datastore.

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After click the icon. Below screen will popup -> Choose your desired tag > Click “Assign”

As we choose “Bronze storage” for tag assignment. So select the “bronze tag” from the list

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Now review the tag assign to a datastore.

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Repeat the same steps to assign the tags to other two datastores.

Now every things is set. Let’s define the VM Storage Policies. From vCenter web client home page-> Monitoring-> “VM Storage Policies”

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Select Highlighted Object to “create new VM Storage Policy”.

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Set the storage policy name “Gold Storage” -> Click “Next twice”.

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Click “Add Tag-based rule”

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Select “Tier-1” Category from drop down and select “Gold” Tag -> Click “Ok”

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Now Rule has been added. Review it and click “Next”

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It will detect datastore, who matched against rule we defined above-> Click “Next”

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Review the summary -> Click “Finish”

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Now see new “Gold Storage” policy has created.

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*NOTE: Repeat the same steps to create “Silver” and “Bronze” Storage policy as shown below*

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Now click on “highlighted icon to enable” the policy on computer resources.

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Select “each resource cluster” and click “enable”

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Now verify VM policy status.it should be enabled-> Click “Close”

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Now everything is set for my lab point of view. we are ready for cloud deployment

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