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When doing vSphere Metro Storage Cluster, on the shared storage layer, you often have a ‘fallback’ side. The LUN that will become authoritative for reading and writing in case of a site failure, or a split brain. This makes VM storage placement on the correct Datastores rather important from an availability perspective. Up till now, […]

Continue reading about Metro-Cluster SDRS datastore tagging and the EnforceStorageProfiles advanced setting

Jemimus on October 18th, 2016

Among all the great new features and improvements made to vSphere 6.5, some of the ones I am most exited about are the improvements to DRS and HA. So lets zoom into those briefly. This information comes mostly from VMware pre-sales marketing material and should be considered preliminary. I hope to try out some of […]

Continue reading about New HA and DRS features in vSphere 6.5 #vmworld2016

On ESX 5.5U3, I recently ran into an annoying issue with HA. vSphere had recently been updated, but the hosts had not been all yet received the very latest version of the FDM (fault domain manager, aka ‘HA’) agent. During some routine maintenance work, a particular host was taken in and out of maintenance mode […]

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