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Enabling Datastore Clusters and Storage DRS in VMware vCenter 5.0 | Trailing Reboot

From VMware Publications:

A datastore cluster is a collection of datastores with shared resources and a shared management interface. Datastore clusters are to datastores what clusters are to hosts. When you create a datastore cluster, you can use vSphere Storage DRS to manage storage resources.

Here’s a quick guide for enabling datastore clusters and storage DRS.

Navigate to Home – Inventory – Datastores and Datastore Clusters

New Datastore Cluster

 

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Name the Datastore Cluster and enable Storage DRS

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Enable I/O Metric Inclusion

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Gather a list of all datastores and select those you wish to be part of the cluster. (datastores must be connected to all hosts)

 

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Observe the Datastore Cluster in Home – Inventory – Datastores and Datastore Clusters

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Notice running VMs are connected to datastores that are part of the cluster

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Test VM datastore evacuation by entering SDRS maintenance mode

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When entering SDRS maintenance mode, IF manual SDRS was chosen then migration recommendations will be displayed. If fully automated SDRS was chosen then vmdks will evacuate the affected datastore immediately.

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View of automated Storage vMotion based on SDRS

 

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Observe datastore in maintenance mode.

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VMs have migrated to a different datastore.

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When creating a new VM, instead of being listed individual datastores served up by the SAN you will have the ability to select the datastore cluster

 

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The cluster will use Storage DRS to calculate initial placement of the VM based on available space and I/O latency.

 

 

 

 

 

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