3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 30, 2014 9:16 PM by raffic_ncc

    vcenter goes down , what are the feature will not work ?

    satishchirala Enthusiast

      my vcenter goes down , i had 5 cluster  each cluster having 5 hosts , and i had configured HA and DRS  and 5 fault tolerance , is ever thing work well ?

       

      please help me for solving this issue.

        • 1. Re: vcenter goes down , what are the feature will not work ?
          a.p. Guru
          Community WarriorsvExpertUser Moderators
          • HA will continue to work. It is configured through vCenter Server (i.e. vCenter Server configures the hosts), however it does not need vCenter Server to work. (see the link I provided in your other thread)
          • DRS will not work. Moving the VM's between hosts is a vCenter Server function.
          • FT will continue to work for the configured VMs. However in case of a failover, no new Secondary will be created.

           

          André

          • 2. Re: vcenter goes down , what are the feature will not work ?
            NuggetGTR Expert
            VMware EmployeesvExpert

            HA will still work if its been configured vcenter is not required for HA to function, only required to configue HA.

             

            DRS requires vmotion which is a vcenter function so it will stop functioning.

             

            FT im not 100% but i belive its the same as HA once configured through vcenter it will still function if vcenter was to go down. The primary and secondary vm exchange heartbeats to make sure both are available and if not then it fails over without the need of vcenter. but if vcenter is unavailable and and FT has failed to the secondary i believe you will need vcenter up and available to set it back up.

             

            Cheers

             

            *Edit a.p beat me to it

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            • 3. Re: vcenter goes down , what are the feature will not work ?
              raffic_ncc Enthusiast

              1.VM's will Work,

              2. vMotion Will not work

              3. DRS will not work

              4.FT will continue to work for the configured VMs. However in case of a failover, no new Secondary will be created

              5.You will not be able to Deploy vm from templates

              6. You cannot clone the VM

              7. You can take a snapshot of VM by connecting to the Host using vSphere Client

              8. HA will continue to work, you will not be able to change the configuration

              9. dvSwith Continues to work ,you will not be able to change the configuration

              10. vSwitch continuous to work, You can even make changes to vSwitch