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Disable DRS for a VM


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I have been having discussions with a customer who needs to disable DRS on a particular VM. I have written about disabling DRS for a host in the past, but not for a VM, well I probably have at some point but that was years ago. The goal here is to ensure that DRS won’t […]

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The difference between an isolation and a partition with vSphere


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I have a lot of discussions with customers on the topic of stretched clusters, but also regular vSphere clusters. Something that often comes up is the discussion around what happens in an isolation or partition scenario. Fairly often customers (but also VMware employees) use those words interchangeably. However, a partition is not the same as […]

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Don’t know why DRS is not balancing your cluster? DRS Dump Insight!


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I was just reading up and noticed the DRS Dump Insight solution. It is a SaaS based DRS Dump Analyzer which gives you details around why your cluster is not balanced, or why certain recommendations are not made. Especially the “what if” scenarios are cool if you ask me. You can take a dump and […]

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How to disable DRS for a single host in the cluster


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I saw a question today which was interesting, how do I disable DRS for a single host in the cluster? I thought about it, and you cannot do this within the UI, at least… there is no “disable DRS” option on a host level. You can enable/disable it on a cluster level but that is […]

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vSphere 6.5 what’s new – DRS


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Most of us have been using DRS for the longest time. To be honest, not much has changed over the past years, sure there were some tweaks and minor changes but nothing huge. In 6.5 however there is a big feature introduced, but lets just list them all for completeness sake: Predictive DRS Network-Aware DRS […]

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