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VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook

By : Hersey Cartwright
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VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook

By: Hersey Cartwright

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Clustering compute resources

A vSphere cluster is a group of ESXi hosts. The CPU, memory, storage, and network resources of each host are combined to form a logical set of cluster resources. A vSphere cluster is required to facilitate the use of features such as vSphere HA, vSphere DRS, and Fault Tolerance.

A single vSphere 5.x cluster can contain up to 32 hosts. For vSphere features such as vSphere HA and DRS to work correctly, the configurations must be consistent across all hosts in the cluster. The consistency of shared storage and network configurations is a necessity.

How to do it...

  1. Using the vSphere Web Client of vSphere Client, create a new vSphere cluster.

  2. Enable vSphere High Availability on the cluster.

  3. Enable vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduling on the cluster.

How it works…

A new cluster is created using either the vSphere Web Client or vSphere Client. Right-click on the datacenter object in which you want the cluster to be created and select New Cluster. The New Cluster dialog...