VCAP-DCV Deploy Objective 4.3

DPM, DRS, Troubleshooting, VCAP6-DCV Deploy
In the following post we are going to discuss how to troubleshoot vSphere clusters The following are objectives from the blueprint : Analyze and resolve DRS/HA faults Troubleshoot DRS/HA configuration issues Troubleshoot Virtual SAN/HA interoperability Resolve vMotion and storage vMotion issues Troubleshoot VMware Fault Tolerance Lab Setup: Using VMware workstation: Microsoft Servers 2012R2 for Services (DNS , DHCP, etc…) Installed esx0 Installed esx1 Installed VCSA  Documents used: vSphere 6.0 Resource Management Guide vSphere 6.0 Troubleshooting Guide (most used) vSphere 6.0 Availability guide Analyze and resolve DRS/HA faults: You can look at the DRS fault and DRS history to collect information when troubleshooting. every vMotion migration will be shown in the history. Also always look at the monitor tab, you get information about issues , trigger events and the DRS/HA health.…
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VCAP-DCV Deploy Objective 4.2

blueprint, DPM, DRS, EVC, study guide, VCAP6-DCV Deploy
In the following post we are going to discuss how we Implement and Manage Complex DRS solutions The following are objectives from the blueprint : Configure DPM, including appropriate DPM threshold Create DRS and DPM alarms Configure / Modify EVC mode on an existing DRS cluster Configure applicable power management settings for ESXi hosts Configure DRS cluster for efficient/optimal load distribution Properly apply virtual machine automation levels based upon application requirements Administer DRS / Storage DRS Create DRS / Storage DRS affinity and anti-affinity rules Configure advanced DRS / Storage DRS settings Configure and Manage vMotion / Storage vMotion Create and manage advanced resource pool configurations   Lab Setup: Using VMware workstation: Microsoft Servers 2012R2 for Services (DNS , DHCP, etc…) Installed esx0 Installed esx1 Installed VCSA  Documents used: vSphere 6.0…
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VCAP-DCV Deploy Objective 4.1

DRS, VCAP6-DCV Deploy, vSphere HA
We are now in the forth section of the blueprint , this section is the availability part and in the following posts we are going to discuss how we Implement and Maintain Complex vSphere Availability Solutions We are going to discuss the following objective from the blueprint : Configure a HA cluster to meet resource and availability requirements Configure HA redundancy settings: Management network Datastore heartbeat Network partitions Configure custom isolation response settings Configure VM Component Protection (VMCP) Configure HA related alarms and analyze a HA cluster Configure VMware Fault Tolerance for single and multi-vCPU virtual machines Lab Setup: Using VMware workstation: Microsoft Servers 2012R2 for Services (DNS , DHCP, etc…) Installed esx0 Installed esx1 Installed VCSA  Documents used: vSphere 6.0 Availability Guide VMware KB 1004700 Configure a HA cluster to meet resource…
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VCP6-DCV blueprint section 9 – Objective 9.2: Configure Advanced vSphere DRS Features

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In this post we will continue covering the objective from the blueprint and now its time for Configure Advanced vSphere DRS Features. The following are objectives from the blueprint: Configure the proper Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) automation level based on a set of business requirements Explain how DRS affinity rules effect virtual machine placement Add/remove virtual machine DRS Group Add/remove Host DRS Group Configure VM-Host affinity/anti-affinity rules Configure VM-VM affinity/anti-affinity rules Enable/disable Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) affinity rules Configure the proper Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) automation level based on a set of business requirements: Before we configure DRS we will need to enable it first in our cluster , i am using the same cluster configuration from the previous post on vSphere HA To enable DRS from Cluster>>Manage>>Setting>>vShere DRS>> Edit >> click on…
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