VM automatic startup with ESXi cluster
Posted on 2011-02-18
I have a simple ESXi cluster with 2 servers using HA. I want to enable automatic startup of the VMs in case of a total power failure to the site and the entire cluster goes down.
I see where the option is within the host to enable automatic startup, but I am not sure if this will create a conflict within the cluster. If both machines shutdown I would think there would not be a problem.
However I am not sure what will happen if the host that this setting is made on shuts down and the VMs move over to the standby server. Then that host that failed starts back up. Will the VMs try to start again on the server making duplicates fo the VMs?