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DRS Rule & load analysis on cluster

Posted on 2014-10-13
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I am planning to create DRS rules that will restrict all Linux VMs to single cluster and to do so, intend to perform load analysis on existing cluster so that I can move all linux VMs in that cluster.
Could you please advise on the followings:

i. how I can restrict all linux VMs to a single cluster by creating a DRS rule and which option should i choose in the rule type: i. Keep the virtual machines together or ii. Separate Virtual machines or iii. Virtual Machines to Hosts.

ii.What are the steps need to perform to analyze  existing cluster, we have four cluster but need to analyze which cluster should I move all linux VMs. Please advise.
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To answer your first question,

i. how I can restrict all linux VMs to a single cluster by creating a DRS rule and which option should i choose in the rule type

Hope you have the following conditions met in your infra,

vSphere clusters are managed by single vCenter server
vSphere clusters are within single DataCenter object in vCenter server

Please use Virtual Machine DRS groupsHost DRS groups; managed to find a detailed step by step article on the web (credit: Jason Shiplett)

http://blog.clearpathsg.com/blog/bid/252910/vSphere-5-DRS-Groups-and-Rules
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You should not have to create a Rule, to restrict ALL Linux VMs to a single cluster.

If you have VMs on Hosts A and Hosts B, in Cluster A, all those VMs will be in Cluster A, these VMs will not move to Cluster B.
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Apology was on vacation, thanks a lot guys for all of you help.
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