Provision nodes for VMware Solution by CloudSimple - Azure¶
Nodes are the building blocks of a Private Cloud. A node is a dedicated bare metal compute host where a VMware ESXi hypervisor is installed. To create a Private Cloud, you need a minimum of three nodes of the same SKU. To expand a Private Cloud, you can add nodes to an existing cluster or create a new cluster by provisioning nodes in the Azure portal and associating them with the CloudSimple service.
Provisioned nodes provide pay-as-you-go capacity. Provisioning nodes helps you quickly scale your VMware cluster on demand. You can add nodes as needed or delete a provisioned node to scale down your VMware cluster. All provisioned nodes are visible under the CloudSimple service. Provisioned nodes are billed on a monthly basis and charged to the subscription where they're provisioned. For more on provisioned nodes, see CloudSimple nodes overview.
Add a provisioned node to your CloudSimple Private Cloud¶
- Select All services.
Search for CloudSimple Nodes.
Select CloudSimple Nodes.
Click Add to create nodes.
Select the subscription where you want to provision CloudSimple nodes.
- Select the resource group for the nodes so the nodes can be managed as a single entity. To add a new resource group, click Create New.
- Enter the name prefix to identify the nodes.
- Select the location for the node resources.
- Select the dedicated location to host the node resources.
- Select the node type. You can choose the CS28 or CS36 option. The latter option includes the maximum compute and memory capacity.
- Select the number of nodes to provision.
- Select Review + Create.
- Review the settings. To modify any settings, click Previous.
- Select Create.