TheVMinator
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Admission Control Policy for Small Clusters

What is the smallest cluster size where using "Percentage of resources reserved as failver capacity" makes sense?  If I have 3 hosts in a cluster and I need N+1 redundancy using this policy, should I start with 34% reserved?

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Depends on your needs actually, as Percentage of resources reserved is the recommendation you would take 100% and divide it by your number of hosts to get n+1.

Keep in mind that you might still get issues that way though:

3 ESXi, 4GB RAM each

1 VM 2GB reservation running on ESXi-A

1 VM 2GB reservation running on ESXi-B

1 VM 3GB reservation running on ESXi-C

Cluster has a total of 12GB RAM with 7GB used, n+1 would be 66% of 12GB RAM which is 8GB, so you would not violate admission control. But what happens when ESXi-C fails? Due the large reservation you will not be able to power on the VM on either of the failover hosts.

TheVMinator
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ok thanks

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