Category Archives: vsphere ha

2 node direct connect vSAN and error “vSphere HA agent on this host could not reach isolation address”


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I’ve had this question over a dozen times now, so I figured I would add a quick pointer to my blog. What is causing the error “vSphere HA agent on this host could not reach isolation address” to pop up on a 2-node direct connect vSAN cluster? The answer is simple, when you have vSAN […] Continue reading

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I discovered .PNG files on my datastore, can I delete them?


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I noticed this question on Reddit about .PNG which were located in VM folders on a datastore. The user wanted to remove the datastore from the cluster but didn’t know where these files were coming from and if the VM required those files to be available in some shape or form. I can be brief […] Continue reading

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This host has no isolation addresses defined as required by vSphere HA


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I had a comment on one of my 2-node vSAN cluster articles that there was an issue with HA when disabling the Isolation Response. The isolation response is not required for 2-node as it is impossible to properly detect an isolation event and vSAN has a mechanism to do exactly what the Isolation Response does: kill the […]

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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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Trigger APD on iSCSI LUN on vSphere


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I was testing various failure scenarios in my lab today for the vSphere Clustering Deepdive session I have scheduled for VMworld. I needed some screenshots and log files of when a datastore hit an APD scenario, for those who don’t know APD stands for all paths down. In other words: the storage is inaccessible and […]

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Insufficient configured resources to satisfy the desired vSphere HA failover level


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I was going over some of the VMTN threads and I noticed an issue brought up with Admission Control a while ago. Completely forgot about it until it was brought up again internally. With vSphere 6.5 and vSphere HA there seems to be a problem with some Admission Control Policies. When you for instance have […]

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Insufficient configured resources to satisfy the desired vSphere HA failover level


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I was going over some of the VMTN threads and I noticed an issue brought up with Admission Control a while ago. Completely forgot about it until it was brought up again internally. With vSphere 6.5 and vSphere HA there seems to be a problem with some Admission Control Policies. When you for instance have […]

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Using HA VM Component Protection in a mixed environment


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I have some customers who are running both traditional storage and vSAN in the same environment. As most of you are aware, vSAN and VMCP do not go together at this point. So what does that mean for traditional storage, as in with traditional storage for certain storage failure scenarios you can benefit from VMCP. […]

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VM showing that HA failure response is disabled in 6.5?


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I had a customer asking me today why on each VM it was showing that all HA responses are disabled. This customer is running vSphere 6.5 and below you can see what the UI showed. Note that it still says the VM is Protected, yet none of the protection mechanisms appeared to be enabled I […]

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Partition / Isolation and VM flip flopping between hosts?


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Last week I was talking to one of our developers at our R&D offsite. He has a situation where he saw his VM flip flopping between two hosts when he was testing a certain failure scenario and he wondered why that was. In his case he had a 2 node cluster connected to vCenter Server […]

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