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PowerCLI Cookbook by Philip Sellers

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Setting cluster advanced features, including HA, DRS, and EVC

The previous recipe mentioned the advanced features of vSphere clusters. In this recipe, you will configure those advanced features since it is more common to reconfigure these settings than to initially set these settings.

The cluster settings you are going to be working with are HA, DRS, and Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC) settings. In the vSphere Client, these settings are exposed in the Edit Cluster Settings option.

Creating a cluster is a one-time event, but as you deploy vSphere, you might not be ready to automate vMotions or Storage vMotions with DRS in your cluster from the beginning.

However, over a period of time, your comfort level with these automation technologies begins ...

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