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Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook by Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso

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Configuring availability options and virtual NUMA for VMs in VMM 2012 SP1

In VMM 2012 SP1, you can configure availability options for VMs that are deployed on Hyper-V host clusters, which include:

  • VM priority: By configuring these settings, the host clusters will be instructed to start or place high-priority VMs before medium or low-priority VMs, ensuring that (for better performance) the high-priority VMs are allocated memory and other resources first.
  • Preferred and possible owners of VMs: These settings influence the placement of VMs on the host cluster nodes. By default, there is no preferred owner, which means that the possible owners include all cluster nodes.
  • Availability sets: By placing VMs in an availability set (to improve continuity of ...

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