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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Chapter 11. Configuring vSphere HA

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Enabling vSphere HA on a cluster
  • Configuring vSphere HA Admission Control
  • Setting the host isolation response for an HA cluster
  • Setting the VM restart priority for an HA cluster
  • Configuring VM monitoring
  • Configuring datastore heartbeating
  • Configuring a VM to override host monitoring and VM monitoring settings
  • Disabling host monitoring

Introduction

VMware vSphere HA (High Availability) is a functionality that is used to configure a cluster of ESXi hosts to respond to an unplanned downtime event and ensure the availability of the virtual machines that were running on them, with very minimal downtime possible. Although that was a very simple definition, there is more to ...

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