VMware DRS

CaussyR
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Hi Everyone,

Can anyone please clarify my train of thought :

1. In a VM Cluster Host environemnt, does DRS move the virtual server to different datastores ?

OR

2. Does DRS only move the virtual server to another host leaving the VM on the same datastore ?
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does DRS move the virtual server to different datastores ?

if you have a data store cluster, it can move it to a different data store (that is accessible to other hosts) if the used % threshold is exceeded

Does DRS only move the virtual server to another host leaving the VM on the same datastore ?

it could.  if the host is excessively high on memory usage and guests need to go elsewhere, it will simply migrate the running guest to a different host as long as the data store is accessible by the other host

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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the feature is called Storage DRS, or SDRS, and DRS.

DRS is not a load balancer!

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