A pod is a logical grouping of physical and virtual components, including one or more physical or virtual accounts, such as a Cisco UCS Manager account for computing, a network account, or a cloud account. Each pod is a module of network, compute, storage, and application components that work together to deliver services for your data center and users. The pod is a repeatable pattern, and its components maximize the modularity, scalability, and manageability of data centers.
When you create a pod, consider what you want it to represent. For example, you can create a pod to represent the following:
A single converged infrastructure stack, such as FlexPod, Vblock, or VSPEX
A grouping of resources assigned to a specific customer or tenant
The resources within a specific range of IP addresses
For systems that include Cisco UCS Central, we recommend that you create a pod for each Cisco UCS domain or domain group.
If needed, you can group pods into sites. However, a pod can only belong to one site.
You can view details of the pods and their components on the Converged tab in Cisco UCS Director. For information about how to create pods, see the Cisco UCS Director Administration Guide.
Adding a Pod
On the Physical Accounts page, click Pods.
On the Add Pod screen, complete the following fields:
Add one or more accounts to the pod.