1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 10, 2019 2:35 AM by MikeStoica

    VMware infra testing before placing in production

    PMPM789 Novice

      Hello Experts

       

      we have new hardware setup and ESXi installed on them .We are planning to move this blades to production .But before  keeping them in production i want to make sure all redundancy ,fail overs working as expected . is there any document process or steps where to start where to end what are to be tested like switch,networking,storage,VMware esxi HA,DRS,CLuster etc .basically i need to see even if one link goes down esxi should be be up and running on other link (redundancy /fail over) .Kind of testing all units .So is there any procedure, process,steps would be helpful

        • 1. Re: VMware infra testing before placing in production
          MikeStoica Expert
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          First of all you would need to build the entire system to be HA. If you do not manage the networking/storage you need to work together with those teams.

          For the networking side you could disconnect one cable/close the port and everything should keep working if you have redundancy and you have configured correctly the vSphere Environment. Here you have details on how to configure HA,DRS Create a vSphere HA Cluster . To test both HA and DRS you will need to have some machine running on the servers.