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vMotion-DRSRSS

vCenter vMotion (Migrate powered on/off Virtual Machines)

EMC VPLEX and Storage DRS / Storage IO Control (Yellow Bricks)

At VMworld various people asked me why VMware did not support the use of Storage DRS and Storage IO Control in a VPLEX Metro environment. This was something new to me and when someone pointed me to a KB article I started digging. When discussing it with ...
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Articles & Tutorials: A vSphere Distributed Resources Scheduler Conceptual Primer (Part 1)

Introduction Perhaps one of the most important innovations that has come from hypervisor vendors in the past decade is the concept of workload migration. The ability to simply shift workloads from one host to another has helped organizations increase ove ...
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vMotion Virtual Machines Between Clusters With Different Hosts

As some of you probably guessed, this is going to be a post about Enhanced vMotion Comparability or EVCfor short. At some point, anyone that has done vSphere Cluster migrations or Server host upgrades has come across an issue where vMotion (migration of a ...
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PowerCLI Check vMotion Network

Here’s a one-liner to help you identify issues in your vMotion network settings. Just update the IP to reflect the subnet of your vMotion network.

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VSVC5821 - Performance and Capacity Management of DRS Clusters VMworld Session 52:35

Distributed Resource Management is a feature of vSphere and it does cluster level resource management by moving virtual machines between hosts, set the resource controls on host as well as enforce business rules specified by the users. This talk focuses o ...
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vMotion bandwidth requirements (2059921)

You need at least 250Mbps dedicated vMotion network bandwidth per concurrent vMotion operation.

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Migrating (vMotion) virtual machines with vSphere Flash Read Cache (2051645)

This article provides the steps required to migrate a virtual machine that is configured with vSphere Flash Read Cache using vMotion.

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vSphere Flash Read Cache - Interoperability with vMotion - YouTube 3:02

This video demonstrate how vSphere Read Flash Cache interoperates with vMotion.

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vSphere Flash Read Cache - Interoperability with HA & DRS - YouTube 3:40

This video demonstrate how vSphere Read Flash Cache interoperates with HA & DRS.

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Example Architectural Decision – vMotion configuration for Cisco UCS

In an environment where a customer has pre-purchased Cisco UCS to replace end of life equipment, what is the most suitable way to configure vMotion to make the most efficient use of the infrastructure?

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What’s new in vSphere 5.5 for DRS? By Yellow Bricks

In vSphere 5.5 a couple of new pieces of functionality have been added to DRS. The first one is around the maximum number of VMs on a single host that DRS should allow. I guess some of you will say hey didn’t we introduce that last year with that advanced ...
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VMworld 2013: vMotion over the WAN (Futures)

This was a pretty short (30 minute) session on possible futures of vMotion, which focused on vmotion between datacenters and the cloud. To be clear, these features are not in vSphere 5.5, and may never see the light of day. But maybe in vSphere 6.0 or bey ...
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VMworld 2013: vSphere 5.5 DRS New Features, Future Directions

This is my first technical session of VMworld 2013, VSVC5280. It covered new vSphere 5.5 DRS features, explained why DRS may not always “perfectly” balance your cluster. vSphere 5.5 has a lot of new storage features, and DRS has been enhanced to be aware ...
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VMware Fling Proactive DRS

Proactive DRS was the winning entry in last year’s 2012 Open Innovation Contest. We promised that we’d create a Fling of the winning entry, and here it is! What is ProactiveDRS? It is a way for DRS to  react to changes in the virtual cluster, and to ...
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Minimum bandwidth requirements per concurrent vMotion?

I have been digging for a long time now to figure out what the minimum bandwidth requirements are per concurrent vMotion.

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vSphere DRS automation levels explained (VirtualizationAdmin Blogs)

DRS can be a powerful tool, but sometimes, admins prefer information and not action. Learn here about the three DRS automation levels at your disposal. When an administrator decides to take the plunge and implement vSphere’s Distributed Resource Schedu ...
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Tweaking vSphere's DRS advanced options can yield performance boost (VMware tips and tricks)

The Distributed Resource Scheduler option in VMware vSphere utilizes IT resources far more efficiently than would have ever been possible before virtualization. But experienced system administrators can get even more out of their IT infrastructure by man ...
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Workload Migrations Across Clusters With Non-Shared vMotion Port Groups

While working on a data center migration project, a question came up about migrating workloads across vSphere clusters when the vMotion port group was not shared across clusters. As you may already be aware, there is a requirement that the virtual machine ...
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