santosh42
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disable vmotion for only 1 vm in a ESX host

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Hi,

We have a ESX environment that is configured with vMotion.

As a consequence, i have seen VMs moving from one ESX to another very frequently.

Among these VMs, i have a very critical VM which i dont want it to move to any other ESX host.

Is there any option that i can use to disable VMotion only for this particular VM of mine (in order to keep it constant on the ESX upon which it is right now) and allow other VMs to keep moving.

Appreciate your help.

Thanks in Advance

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jeevesm
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I am assuming your VMs are migrating between ESX servers due to automated DRS configuration at ESX cluster level. You can override this for a specific VM. Right click cluster -> Select "Edit Settings" -> Under VMware DRS, click on Virtual Machine options. On the right, make sure that "Enable individuak virtual machine automation levels" is checked. You can see VMs list below. Select the VM you want to override and change Automation level to Disabled

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jeevesm
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I am assuming your VMs are migrating between ESX servers due to automated DRS configuration at ESX cluster level. You can override this for a specific VM. Right click cluster -> Select "Edit Settings" -> Under VMware DRS, click on Virtual Machine options. On the right, make sure that "Enable individuak virtual machine automation levels" is checked. You can see VMs list below. Select the VM you want to override and change Automation level to Disabled

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Troy_Clavell
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....remember that even though you can disable DRS for a guest, it will not stop someone from manually vmotioning a guest.

kac2
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I would change it to partially automated or manual.

give this a read: www.vmware.com/pdf/vmware_drs_wp.pdf

jeevesm
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Also, if you think too many VMotions are taking place, move migration threshold towards Conservative

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santosh42
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Thanks all for a quick help.

Now, that's gonna help me for sure.. Smiley Happy

Thanks

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