In this video, learn how you can create a datastore cluster to load balance VMs across multiple datastores for the purposes of load balancing in vSphere 6.7. Reduce storage contention and ensure that datastores do not run out of space unexpectedly.
- [Instructor] In this video we'll learn … about Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler, … or Storage DRS. … Storage DRS is based on datastore clustering. … So we've already learned a little bit about … ESXi host clusters, and how they could be used … for things like high availability and DRS. … A datastore cluster is very similar. … It's just a logical grouping of datastores, … and these datastores may contain the files … for many virtual machines. … And as we add virtual machines the datastores … may potentially become unbalanced. … So for example, maybe some really storage intensive … workloads have been placed on Datastore 1, … or maybe Datastore 2 is running low on space. … Storage DRS can automate load balancing … across these datastores. … And it uses Storage vMotion. … So just as a quick refresher, here we see an ESXi host … with a virtual machine running on ESXi Host 1. … If I want to carry out a Storage vMotion … what I'm doing is I'm taking all of the files … that belong to that virtual machine …
Note: This series is also designed to prepare candidates for the VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization 2019 (VCP-DCV 2019) exam.
This course was created by Rick Crisci. We are pleased to host this training in our library.
- Storage performance
- VMFS and NFS data stores
- Connecting hosts and storage with iSCSI
- iSCSI and ESXi 6.7
- Storage DRS clusters
- vSAN disk groups
- Virtual Volumes
- Storage IO Control (SIOC)