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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Chapter 12. Configuring vSphere DRS, DPM, and VMware EVC

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Enabling vSphere DRS on a cluster
  • Configuring VMware EVC
  • Choosing a DRS automation level
  • Overriding the cluster automation level for a VM
  • Setting a migration threshold
  • Creating DRS host groups
  • Creating DRS VM groups
  • Creating VMs to host affinity rules
  • Creating VM affinity/anti-affinity rules
  • Configuring vSphere Distributed Power Management
  • Enabling power management on a per-host level

Introduction

VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) is a series of algorithms devised to manage an aggregated pool of computing resources and distribute virtual machines among the ESXi hosts in a cluster in an effort to reduce any resource imbalance in the ...

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