zeebahi
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VM ware Fault Tolerance question

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Hi everyone,

Please consider  the following set up:

VM1( Primary)--EXSI1--VMK1-(FT Logging)---VMK1-ESXI2-VM1 (SEC)

Above:

Both ESXI1/ESXI2 are part of a cluster.

This Cluster  has HA enabled ( only Host failure will trigger HA to start a VM on different host, all others features are disabled)

VM1 is enabled for fault tolerance.

Design goal:

When VM1 shuts down /restarts, VM1 ( SEC) should take over as Primary

In my set up I observed following:

1) The second I shutdown VM1 ( primary), VM1 ( SEC) shuts down too. When I disable FT Logging on VM1 ( Primary), VM1 ( secondary) vanishes.

2) If I restart VM1 ( primary), same action is performed on VM1 ( SEC) automatically as a result VM1 ( secondary ) restarts too.

Keeping the above behavior, is there any way we can acheive our design goal using FT?

Thanks and have a good day!!

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sjesse
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I'm pretty sure thats not how it works, you can't shut down one, its more designed that if a host fails unexpectedly the vm stays running. FT isn't a loadbalancer, so I'd try not to design as if it is one.

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sjesse
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I'm pretty sure thats not how it works, you can't shut down one, its more designed that if a host fails unexpectedly the vm stays running. FT isn't a loadbalancer, so I'd try not to design as if it is one.

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