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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Creating DRS host groups

DRS provides an option to segregate VMs and ESXi hosts into their own groups. The groups are used with VM-Host affinity rules. These rules do not address individual VMs/hosts. These groups are created using the DRS Groups Manager.

The creation of DRS hosts/VMs groups is a prerequisite for the creation of affinity rules. This recipe covers how to create DRS host groups.

Getting ready

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

How to do it…

The following procedure will help you create DRS host groups:

  1. From the vCenter's inventory home, navigate to the Hosts and Clusters view.
  2. Select a cluster, navigate to Manage | Settings | DRS Groups, and click ...

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