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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Overriding the cluster automation level for a VM

In the previous recipe, we learned how to set the cluster-wide automation levels. In this section, we will learn how to set an automation level that is different from the DRS cluster automation level on a per-VM basis. The cluster settings are overridden by creating VM Overrides.

Getting ready

This is done on a DRS-enabled ESXi cluster, so make sure you have access to the vCenter managing the intended DRS cluster.

How to do it…

The following procedure will help you configure a VM to override the cluster automation level:

  1. From the vCenter's inventory home, navigate to the Hosts and Clusters view.
  2. Select a cluster and navigate to Manage | Settings | VM Overrides.
  3. On the VM Overrides page, click on the

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