vSphere Provider: Could Not Find resource pool ID

Using the vSphere provider, I’m trying to use Terraform to create a simple VM before moving onto something more complex.

In my case, my vCenter has 2 standalone hosts, no clusters. Each host is in their own datacenter. govc ls -l -i /Lab/host/vm-02.jaxon.ca/Resources returns
ResourcePool:resgroup-6131 /Lab/host/vm-02.jaxon.ca/Resources

The error I’m getting is:

vsphere_virtual_machine.vm: Creating...

Error: could not find resource pool ID "data.vsphere_resource_pool.pool.id": ServerFaultCode: The object 'vim.ResourcePool:data.vsphere_resource_pool.pool.id' has already been deleted or has not been completely created

  on vm-create.tf line 32, in resource "vsphere_virtual_machine" "vm":
  32: resource "vsphere_virtual_machine" "vm" {

The relevant sections of my file are:

data "vsphere_resource_pool" "pool" {
    name = "/Lab/host/vm-02.jaxon.ca/Resources"
    datacenter_id = "${data.vsphere_datacenter.dc.id}"

resource "vsphere_virtual_machine" "vm" {
    name = "test-vm"
    resource_pool_id = "data.vsphere_resource_pool.pool.id"
    datastore_id = "data.vsphere_datastore.datastore.id"

I’ve tried all sorts of different things for the resource pool name, including just vm-02.jaxon.ca/Resources but the error is all the same.

Hopefully I’m not missing something obvious but I’m pretty new at this so that is an option too.

Nevermind. Looks like the vSphere provider still requires a deprecated format.

resource_pool_id = "${data.vsphere_resource_pool.pool.id}" is still required.

I thought I was doing myself a favour by starting off without any deprecated warnings during plan and apply but in this case it bit me.