VMware 5.5 HA & DRS configuration
Posted on 2015-01-14
I've been studying the usage HA & DRS and would like to try to take advantage of the services. I'm just not sure of best practices /analysis of existing resources for best configuration. From what I see you can tweak options to take great advantage or you can literally screw up.
I see where HA takes presidency over your previous start priority of the Host, but also if your taking advantage of DRS a lot has to be thought through for a proper config. Just a lot to take in for first time config.
Can anyone assist a novice/intermediate VMware engineer with first venture into the territory? Even if understandable links are available, I'm cool, just need some constructive direction and been there done knowledge, would be great too!
We have 2 Dell R620 2 Core 128GB RAM. Host 1 has 16 VMs live and Host 2, 6 VMs live. Average VM config is 6GB RAM. Drive space varies but we're using Essentials Plus, so we can't move storage anyway on live VMs. There is one SAN storage for live data and a second NAS for a backup repository. If more config. info is needed let me know. So Host 2 has less resource usage. We're using Veeam and had also planned to setup VM replication too, depending on what I see better for our DR and infrastructure.