Join Rick Crisci for an in-depth discussion in this video DRS and vCenter, part of VMware vSphere 6.5 Essential Training Part 2.
- [Instructor] In this video, I'll describe the relationship of vCenter and Distributed Resource Scheduler. So first off, we have to have vCenter in order to create a DRS cluster. We can't create any type of host cluster without vCenter. So we need vCenter for that management capability of creating an ESXi host cluster. Now, once we've created that DRS cluster, vCenter stays involved.
This isn't like high availability. With high availability, vCenter's used to create the cluster, and then vCenter kind of steps aside. And HA can run with or without vCenter. DRS cannot run without vCenter because we can't even carry out a vMotion without vCenter. And that's what DRS does. It uses vMotion to load balance by distributing virtual machines across hosts evenly. So DRS absolutely requires vCenter.
We need vCenter to configure it, and we need vCenter for DRS to operate.
- Configuring vMotion and Storage vMotion
- vSphere High Availability (HA)
- Setting DRS rules and automation levels
- Fault tolerance
- DRS data protection
- Troubleshooting vSphere
- Monitoring vSphere
Skill Level Beginner
VMware vSphere 6 Essential Trainingwith Brandon Neill1h 28m Intermediate
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1. Administer Availability
2. Administer Resource Management Features
3. Troubleshooting vSphere 6.x
4. Monitoring vSphere 6.x
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