Newbie question on partitioning resources

I’m trying to figure out a good way to organize this scenario.

I have 2 sets of hosts, call them general and reserved. If you are in a select group you should be able to choose which set your instances will deploy to. If you are not in this group your instances should always deploy to the general set of hosts.

Also I’d like to have both sets of hosts use the same datastores and networks. It does not seem that clusters are the right tool unless there isn’t a better choice.

Thanks in advance.

Looks like Virtual Data Centers is what I want.

Yes, Virtual Data Centers are the best approach here.

To give your end users a choice of where to deploy, you could create 2 templates with different SCHED_REQUIREMENTS.

Thanks for the lead on SCHED_REQUIREMENTS it’s not something that I had found yet and is something that I can use.