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HA Futures: Per VM Admission Control – Part 4 of 4 – (Please comment!)


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As admission control hasn’t evolved in the past years, we figured we would include another potential Admission Control change. Right now when you define admission control you do this cluster-wide. You can define you want to tolerate 1 failure for instance, but some VMs simply may be more important than other VMs. What do you […]

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HA Futures: VMCP for Networking – Part 3 of 4 – (Please comment!)


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VMCP, or VM Component Protection, has been around for a while. Many of you are probably using this to mitigate storage issues. However, what if the VM network fails? Well, that is a problem right now… if the VM network fails then there’s no response from HA. This by many customers is considered to be […]

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HA Futures: VMCP for Networking – Part 3 of 4 – (Please comment!)


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VMCP, or VM Component Protection, has been around for a while. Many of you are probably using this to mitigate storage issues. However, what if the VM network fails? Well, that is a problem right now… if the VM network fails then there’s no response from HA. This by many customers is considered to be […]

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HA Futures: Admission Control – Part 2 of 4 – (Please comment, feedback needed!)


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Admission Control is always a difficult topic when I talk to customers. It seems that many people still don’t fully grasp the concept, or simply misunderstand how it works. To be honest, I can’t blame them. It doesn’t always make sense when you think things through. Most recently for Admission Control we introduced a mechanism […]

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HA Futures: Orchestrated Restart and Restart Priority – Part 1 of 4 – (Please comment!)


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Last week I visited Palo Alto. I had a long conversation with my friends from the vSphere HA team. I have done a series of articles in the past asking for feedback/comments on future features/functions of HA that the team is looking to implement. One of the first features I would like to discuss is […]

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HA Admission control: How can I check how much reserved resources are used?


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I had this question twice in the past three months, so somehow this is something which isn’t clear to everyone. With HA Admission Control you set aside capacity for fail-over scenarios, this is capacity which is reserved. But of course VMs also use reservations, how can you see what the total combined used reserved capacity […]

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VMworld Video: vSphere 6.7 Clustering Deep Dive


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As all videos are posted for VMworld (and nicely listed by William), I figured I would share the session Frank Denneman and I presented. It ended up in the Top 10 Sessions on Monday, which is always a great honor. We had a lot of positive feedback and comments, thanks for that! Most importantly, it […]

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What happens if all hosts in a vSphere HA cluster are isolated?


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I received this question through twitter today from Markus who was going through the vSphere 6.7 Clustering Deep Dive. And it is fairly straightforward: what happens when all hosts are isolated in a cluster, will the isolation response be triggered? @DuncanYB or @FrankDenneman I now read the HA section of #ClusteringDeepDive 2 times but I […]

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Now Available: vSphere 6.7 Clustering Deep Dive book!


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Insufficient configured resources to satisfy the desired vSphere HA failover level on the cluster


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I was talking to the HA team this week, specifically about the upcoming HA book. One thing they mentioned is that people still seem to struggle with the concept of admission control. This is the reason I wrote a whole chapter on it years ago, yet there still seems to be a lot of confusion. […]

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