About the Resource Allocation Center (RAC)

The Resource Allocation Center (RAC) is an application where university staff can provision infrastructure resources. RAC currently supports the creation and maintenance of resource pools within vRealize Automation.


Creating and managing resource pools

In order to create and manage resource pools within RAC, you must be a member of an organization. If you need an organization created, contact the Storage and Virtualization (SAV) team and provide the following information:

  • Name of the organization
  • Active Directory group containing the members of this organization
  • Contact email address

All organization members have the ability to create and maintain resource pools for their organization within RAC. Once the organization is created, you can begin managing resource pools.

When you create or make a change to a resource pool, a request for approval will route to the sub-account reviewers and fiscal officer for the account/sub-account that was provided on the resource pool. After approving the request, the Storage and Virtualization (SAV) team will review and provision or modify the resource pool within vRA. You will then receive an email message with further instructions.

Base-funded resource pools

Some resource pools do not have account or sub-account information associated with them; these are "base-funded" resource pools. You can view information about your organization's based-funded resource pools, but you cannot make changes to them. To request changes, contact the SAV team.

Resource pool naming

When creating a new resource pool, you should choose a unique name that best describes it. As part of the original migration of virtual machines to vRA, names for the resource pools were generated at the time of creation. These generated names likely include elements such as organization name, campus, "base" (if base-funded), and the account and sub-accounts (if not base-funded). You can change these default names if desired. UITS discourages using this strict naming pattern for new resource pools; instead, choose a semantic name that best describes your pool.

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