How to Increase the Capacity of a Private Cloud


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager

You can use this procedure to increase the capacity of a private cloud in Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).


  • As of System Center 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 6, you have the option to overcommit cloud and host group capacity for replica virtual machines. For more information, see VMM in System Center 2012 R2 UR6 now offers the option to overcommit Cloud and Host group capacity for replica VMs.
  • If the capacity of the private cloud already equals the capacity of the underlying fabric, unless you are overcommitting capacity as described in the previous item, you must first add hosts or other fabric resources, make them available to the private cloud, and then increase private cloud capacity. To modify any private cloud resource settings, open the private cloud properties (as described in the following procedure), and then click the desired tab.

To increase the capacity of a private cloud

  1. Before you increase private cloud capacity, you can view used and available resource information for private clouds and host groups. To do this, follow these steps:

    1. Open the VMs and Services workspace.

    2. In the VMs and Services pane, locate and then click a private cloud or host group for which you want to view usage information.

    3. On the Home tab, in the Show group, click Overview.

      Usage information is displayed in the Overview pane.

  2. To increase capacity, in the VMs and Services pane, expand Clouds, and then click the private cloud for which you want to increase the capacity.

  3. On the Folder tab, click Properties.

  4. In the Cloud Name Properties dialog box, click the Capacity tab.

  5. Under Cloud capacity, modify the desired capacity settings, and then click OK.

See Also

Creating a Private Cloud in VMM Overview