High Availability and failover
Posted on 2014-02-21
i would like to know what is the time interval allowed between heartbeats initiated by ESX host before the failover kicks in.
In other words, if ESX hosts has not heard from on of the other ESX hosts in the cluster, for a certain period of time, then they can declare it down, and start rebooting the VMs residing on the Defunct Host , from other hosts
I also want to know if there is a network outage where one ESX host is located on, or 2 of the ESX hosts are located on, would this initiate reboot of VMs on the other hosts.
I know this is very rare, because there is switch redundancy, but it can happen..