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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Choosing a DRS automation level

By default, DRS works at the Fully Automated automation level. You can, however, choose to set it to Manual or Partially Automated. Although the names of the automation levels are self-explanatory, there are a few additional differences:

  • Fully Automated: This automatically carries out VM initial placements and migrations
  • Partially Automated: This does VM initial placements automatically, but migration recommendations are displayed to the administrator and are not performed until the administrator applies them
  • Manual: This displays both the initial placement and the migration recommendations to the administrator; it requires the administrator's approval to be applied

Getting ready

This is done on a DRS-enabled cluster, ...

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