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Datacenter object VMWare

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I am looking for feedback in the following:

We are building a second physical center they will be connected via dark fiber and we are stretching the Vlans. We use VMware and we are using VMware and we are wondering if you should create a new datacenter object for the second physical datacenter?

We are looking for pros/cons about going with DC object vs keep everything within the same DC different cluster .

Using vDS and enterprise plus license
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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If you have physical hosts at location A and location B it can make sense to have DC A and DC B but it's best to mirror what you call it in the real world...

So is this one DC or two DCs?

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Two physical D.Cs dark fiber connected VLANs are stretched which means they are the same in both DCS. We have two different SANs one per DC. We want mobility. What are the pros and cons of going with different datacenter vs leave everything within the same D.C. Object? For example limitation with vMotion, use the same vDS across DC, datastore clusters, etc. I need to understand what are you limited to when different DCs object are being used and what's the advantage of using them in an scenario like mine.
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If you decide to have separate DC per location or one DC you will still be able to do everything you need to do.

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That's not what I am experiencing...for example I am not capable to share vDS across D.C. Objects.
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Correct if that's what you want to do.

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Can you please let me know what can and can't be done when a datacenter object is used as part of a deployment? Basically to answer the question I need to understand the limitations between two DC objects
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