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Cluster Configuration

We have our ESX Cluster configured as shown in the attached document.

I would like to have a Vmware Expert out there explain the configuration shown in each screenshot on the attached file.

Any help will be very much appreciated.

Thank you
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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You have a VMware Cluster with VMware HA and VMware DRS enabled, using EVC Mode Intel Nehalem mode. DRS is fully enabled, set to Automatic, and Agressive Mode, meaning it will be vMotion VMs to Load Balance Clusters.

Both VMware HA and DRS are enabled, you have a handful of Affinity Rules created, If your hosts do not have capacity during a HA event, you will allow them to be powered, on, by Disabling Admission Control.

VM Monitoring is disabled, so you are not monitoring VMs, VM restart policy is set to medium.

Datastores and Network are being used for Cluster heartbeart.

You are not using VMware DPM.

I would suggest further reading here:-

vSphere Resource Management Guide
vSphere Availability Guide

VMware vSphere 4.1 HA and DRS Technical deepdive (Volume 1)

By Duncan Epping and Frank Denneman

(http://www.yellow-bricks.com/vmware-high-availability-deepdiv/)

ISBN-10: 1456301446
ISBN-13: 978-1456301446

Written by Duncan Epping and Frank Denneman, both of whom are Consulting Architects at VMware and are perceived by the industry as Subject Matter experts on VMware High Availability and VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler.
This book zooms in on two key components of every VMware based infrastructure. It covers the basic steps needed to create a VMware HA and DRS cluster, and goes on to explain the concepts and mechanisms behind HA and DRS which will enable you to make well educated decisions. You will get the tools to understand and implement e.g. HA admission control policies, DRS resource pools and resource allocation settings and more.

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