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  • 1.  HA Cluster

    Posted May 16, 2017 08:43 PM

    I have a quick question: I am trying to add my first host to a brand new cluster. All I have enabled so far is EVC. I have a really nice server with a Sandy Bridge processor that I want to be able to use. When I add the host to the cluster do I need to put it in maintenance mode?  Or can I just drag and drop in the cluster. Also I would like to enable HA,  I would need to make sure all my vms are in a shared storage correct? Can I add a host with vms in local storage and later migrate them to a share storage?

    Thank you



  • 2.  RE: HA Cluster

    Posted May 16, 2017 08:48 PM

    When I add the host to the cluster do I need to put it in maintenance mode?

    No, but you may need to shutdown running VMs, if the EVC level is lower than the host's CPU capabilities.

    Also I would like to enable HA. I would need to make sure all my vms are in a shared storage correct?

    Yes, only VMs which are which are accessibly from a surviving host can be restarted by HA.

    Can I add a host with vms in local storage and later migrate them to a share storage?

    Yes, no problem with having VMs on local storage.

    André