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beovax
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DPM on a 2 host cluster

Does this feature work on a 2 host cluster with HA enabled? If we enable HA no hosts go into standby mode, as soon as we disable it DPM kicks in and migrates the machines and puts the host in standby

I realise this maybe by design as you may not want to wait for an esx server to exit standbymode before HA can start up VM's again. In our envirmoment this doesnt matter and we can wait the extra time it takes for ESX to boot before HA starts the machines.

Maybe a nice feature would be to allow the system to use DPM during the night when it doesnt matter it so much if it takes longer to start VM's and leave both hosts on during day so VM's can recover that bit faster if the other host dies.

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kjb007
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Since the servers have to be up and communicating with each other, for HA to work properly, this is why a 2-ndoe HA cluster would not work with DPM. The secondary host, which would be powered-down would not be part of the cluster, and hence not available for fail over.

-KjB

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