Create and configure vSphere Clusters
Manage vSphere HA and DRS settings
Create and modify vSphere DRS Rules
Create vSphere Resource Pools according to a deployment plan
Let’s start with creating new vSphere Cluster. First create DataCenter and next right-click DataCenter and choose New Cluster. Provide Cluster name, we can enable HA, DRS, EVC and vSAN when creating new cluster.
We can enable all above from within Cluster settings.
We have many setting which we can modify from within Cluster Setting.
Failure condition and VM respond allow to set how VM will behavior when Host or Datastore failure occurs.
Datastore for Heartbeat setting
And Advanced Options
DRS have as well set of settings which we can modify depend of our deployment plan.
First we can modify DRS Automation Level, Migration Threshold
Under DRS setting we can modify DPM settings to control Host Power management
We can create schedule task to run for our DRS setting to be checked and applied if needed.
We can access New Resource Pool settling by right-click vSphere Cluster and choosing New Resource Pool. From here we can modify settings for CPU share and reservation and Memory Share and Reservation depending of our deployment plan.
We can create and manage DRS rules.
We need to create first VM/Host groups to be able to create VM affinity (or anti-affinity) relationship between a virtual machine DRS group with a host DRS group. Type Name specify Type of Group and click Add to add VM or Host (depend which group type chosen)
Create rule to Keep VM Together or Separate. We can specify as well to VM always run on selected host.
We can override all or selected DRS rule by VM by modifying below option.
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