VMware ESXI failover
Posted on 2014-04-06
I have two ESXi physical servers. On one physical ESXi server I have a Vcenter running on it with a cluster set up with the two physical ESXi servers which both can see the storage etc.
If I lost the main physical ESXi server including the Vcentre, how will the remaining physical ESXi server take over the virtual servers?
I shut down the main physical ESXi host today but although the other ESXi server could see the storage, it had not taken the virtual machines over or could see how I can start them from the other box.
Do I need a Vcentre cluster on the other ESXi host too?
How would I point the other ESXI server too the virtual machines? I assumed the cluster would automatically take them over
A little confused?