RanjnaAggarwal
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By Default in HA your Management network is the heartbeat network as well but can we dedicate a particular vmkernel port only for HA heartbeat rather than using the default management network vmkernel port.

Regards, Ranjna Aggarwal
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RanjnaAggarwal wrote:

By Default in HA your Management network is the heartbeat network as well but can we dedicate a particular vmkernel port only for HA heartbeat rather than using the default management network vmkernel port.

One thing to note.... that little tickbox that says "management network" actually means "HA heartbeat network". It doesn't do anything else then enabling the HA heartbeat network on that VMkernel.

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You can - you will have to change the das.isolationaddress parameter - check out page 34 of http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-availab...

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RanjnaAggarwal
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These are available there which one i should choose

das.isolationaddress

das.usedefaultisolationaddress .

das.isolationshutdowntimeout

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Please take a look at http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2012/05/25/use-dasisolationaddressx/ where this is explained pretty well.

André

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RanjnaAggarwal wrote:

By Default in HA your Management network is the heartbeat network as well but can we dedicate a particular vmkernel port only for HA heartbeat rather than using the default management network vmkernel port.

One thing to note.... that little tickbox that says "management network" actually means "HA heartbeat network". It doesn't do anything else then enabling the HA heartbeat network on that VMkernel.

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PS: All other suggestions above with regards to setting advanced parameters, I wouldn't fiddle with them too much. No point in playing with time-outs if you don't know what they do!

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RanjnaAggarwal
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Thanks Duncan for publishing this article on your blog to make it more clearer ESXi Management Traffic tickbox, what does it do? Smiley Happy

But is this means we are using this management check box to make it ready for the for the HA Cluster?

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RanjnaAggarwal wrote:

Thanks Duncan for publishing this article on your blog to make it more clearer ESXi Management Traffic tickbox, what does it do? Smiley Happy

But is this means we are using this management check box to make it ready for the for the HA Cluster?

yes

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