internetrush1
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Getting SDRS enabled.

I keep getting the message "SDRS Cannot perform vmotion becuase SDRS is disabled on this machine" errors.

Is there a powershell command to turn SDRS ON (like under the datastore cluster, Default Fully Automated Setting) for all machines and to disable the "Keep VMDK's together" setting?

I've found a resource that disables the default setting for the datastore cluster, but id like to go back and recursively apply the settings for specific VM's

Thanks!


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LucD
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You can configure a datastoreclusterwith the Set-DatastoreCluster cmdlet, the SDRSAutomationLevel  parameter lets you specify the FullyAutomated setting.

But for finer control, you will have to use one of the API methods for now.


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internetrush1
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Only problem with that is it sets the "Default" not the current state as far as i know.

Can i set the current state for each VM with that tool? I have not found a way to do it.

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internetrush1
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On another note, in the same view, how do i DISABLE "Keep vmdks together" setting for each vm?

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LucD
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To disable the IntraVmAffinity per VM on the datastorecluster, you'll have to use the ConfigureStorageDrsForPod method.

Something like this

$dscName = "MyDSC"

$dsc = Get-DatastoreCluster -Name $dscName

$srm = Get-View StorageResourceManager

$spec = New-Object VMware.Vim.StorageDrsConfigSpec

Get-VM -Datastore $dsc | %{
 
$vmEntry = New-Object VMware.Vim.StorageDrsVmConfigSpec
 
$vmEntry.Operation = "edit"
 
$vmEntry.Info = New-Object VMware.Vim.StorageDrsVmConfigInfo
 
$vmEntry.Info.IntraVmAffinity = $false
 
$vmEntry.Info.Vm = $_.ExtensionData.MoRef
 
$spec.vmConfigSpec += $vmEntry
}


$srm.ConfigureStorageDrsForPod($dsc.ExtensionData.MoRef, $spec, $true)

Simlarly, to disable the intr-VM affinity rule, you can do

$dscName = "MyDSC"
$modify = $true

$dsc = Get-DatastoreCluster -Name $dscName

$srm = Get-View StorageResourceManager

$spec = New-Object VMware.Vim.StorageDrsConfigSpec

Get-VM -Datastore $dsc | %{
 
$vmEntry = New-Object VMware.Vim.StorageDrsVmConfigSpec
 
$vmEntry.Operation = "edit"
 
$vmEntry.Info = New-Object VMware.Vim.StorageDrsVmConfigInfo
 
$vmEntry.Info.IntraVmAffinity = $false
 
$vmEntry.Info.Behavior = [VMware.Vim.StorageDrsPodConfigInfoBehavior]::automated
 
$vmEntry.Info.Vm = $_.ExtensionData.MoRef
 
$spec.vmConfigSpec += $vmEntry
}


$srm.ConfigureStorageDrsForPod($dsc.ExtensionData.MoRef, $spec, $modify)


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internetrush1
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Which turns the VM to "FULLY AUTOMATED" in the sdrs settings?    

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LucD
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In my sample script, yes.

But you can change the value you assign to the Info.Behavior property.

See StorageDrsPodConfigInfoBehavior


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internetrush1
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Will test this to see if it works, sorry for the delay. Will update whether or not the answer is correct shortly

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internetrush1
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Doesnt work. Each new drive added to the VM still attempts to do the VMDK together option and forks up the script.

Checking the clusters i see:

Get-DatastoreCluster | Select Name, @{N="DefaultIntraVmAffinity";E={($_ | Get-View).PodStorageDRSEntry.StorageDRSConfig.PodConfig.DefaultIntraVmAffinity}}

Name                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 DefaultIntraVmAffinity
----                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ----------------------
055_Autonomy_Main                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     False
055_VSP_NoSDRS-2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             False
055_VSP_NoSDRS-3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             False
055_VSP_NoSDRS-4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             False
055_VSP_NoSDRS-5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             False
055_VSP_NoSDRS-6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             False
055_VSP_NoSDRS-7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             False
055_VSP_NoSDRS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               False

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LucD
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Sorry confused, are you in fact looking to have VMDK anti-affinity rules generated ?

vmdk-aa.png


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internetrush1
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I'm looking to have the SDRS cluster NOT apply the KEEP VMDKS TOGETHER whenever a new drive is added to the cluster.

Despite having disabling the vmintraaffinity (see above) it still reverts "Keep VMDKS together" when the VM is added on to.

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matcmac
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Hi,

I know it's been a while since you post, but have you found a solution?

I searched the web on and on and I found nothing about that. I am also looking for a solution to set up "Don't Keep VMDKs together" by default on all Datastore Cluster.

Thank you,

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