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How to Modify the Properties of a Host Group

You can use the following procedure to move the host group within the host group hierarchy, modify the resources reserved for guest operating systems on the host, and add or modify the self-service policies that give users access to their own virtual machines on hosts in the group.

You cannot add or remove hosts from a host group by using this method. For information about adding and removing hosts from a host group, see How to Move Hosts to a Host Group.

To modify the properties of a host group
  1. In Hosts view, expand All Hosts in the navigation pane, and navigate to the host group that you want to modify.

  2. In the Actions pane, under Host Group, click Properties.

  3. On the General tab, optionally modify the host group description or move the host group within the host group hierarchy.

    To move the host group to a different host group, do the following:

    1. Click Move Host Group.
    2. In the Move Host Group dialog box, under Parent host group, navigate to the host group that you want to move this host group to, and click OK.
    Important
    If the host group is used for virtual machine self-service, to avoid service interruptions for self-service users, review self-service policies for the host group before you move it. For more information, see About Self-Service Policies.

  4. On the Host Reserves tab, optionally modify the resources set aside for the host operating systems on hosts in the group. A virtual machine cannot be placed on a host unless the virtual machine's resource requirements can be met without using host reserves.

    1. Under Reserved resources, make changes to the reserves of CPU, memory, disk space, disk I/O capacity, and network capacity as needed, and then click OK.
    2. In the dialog box, select an option to determine whether or not to cascade the host reserve settings to all child host groups of this host group. Then click OK.
      If you choose to cascade the host reserves, all the host reserve settings for this host group overwrite all host reserve settings for all child host groups of this host group.
  5. On the Self-Service tab, take one of the following actions to add, modify, or remove a self-service policy for the host group:

    —To add a self-service policy, click Add to open the New Self-Service Policy wizard. Then follow the steps in How to Create a Self-Service Policy.

    —To modify a self-service policy, select the policy that you want to modify, click Properties, and then follow the steps in How to Modify a Self-Service Policy.

    —To remove a self-service policy, select the policy that you want to remove, and then click Remove.

    If a self-service policy is shaded and unavailable, the current host group is a child of the host group that the self-service policy belongs to. To modify or remove the policy, you must update the properties of the host group that the self-service policy was added to.

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