Virtual Machine Restart Priority

Discussion in 'VMware Certifications' started by craigie, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    We are all guilty of doing this, we design and install a beautifully crafted vSphere 5 environment following best practises for HA, host isolation responses and we setup our admission control to meet the clients requirements. When then pass the VMware environment back to the client to manage and maintain themselves.

    The client has a hardware failure and the VM's are restarted on an alternative host, excellent we say. However the client is far from happy as we didn't mention or configure 'virtual machine restart priority' and they encountered complications as the VM's came up in the wrong order.

    Read more http://www.vmfocus.com/2012/07/virtual-machine-restart-priority.html
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2012
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  2. Kitkatninja
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    We were guilty of this with our Hyper-V environment, about 4-6 VM all trying to start at the same time; one when was a DC and DNS, two are Exchanges (different roles), etc... Oh the fun trying to, at first, figure out why we would have the occasional issue with accessing stuff :)
     
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