In this video, Russ Long introduces our options for putting a host or datastore into maintenance mode in a DRS cluster. Learn how to take a host out of service in your clustered environment.
- [Instructor] Maintenance mode within our cluster…is inevitable.…Eventually, we are going to need…to maintain a server or datastore.…We meed to have an understanding of how this will affect…our DRS cluster.…Maintenance mode is used when we take equipment…out of production…in order to run software…or even hot swappable hardware maintenance tasks.…We can even use maintenance mode as a precursor…to turning off that piece of equipment…in order to make real physical upgrade.…Here are some of the details we should know…about placing a host from our cluster…into maintenance mode.…
First, migration of powered on VMs is required.…You cannot place a host into maintenance mode…if there are still VMs running on it.…If a VM is powered off,…you will be given the opportunity…to leave the virtual machine on the host…or move it off.…Once in maintenance mode,…a host may not power on any VMs…or vMotion VMs on or off the host.…Maintenance mode means the host is off limits.…You will be able to tell a host is in maintenance mode,…either by its icon…
- An overview of DRS
- Migrating virtual machines and thresholds
- Configuring DRS
- Creating and editing clusters
- Working with Storage DRS cluster features
- Managing DRS cluster resources
- Enabling Distributed Power Management
- Troubleshooting DRS
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. DRS Overview
2. Inner Workings of DRS
3. Configuration of DRS
4. Managing DRS Cluster Resources
5. Distributed Power Management
6. Troubleshooting DRS
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