Ajay_Nabh
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Enable EVC on live cluster

Jump to solution

Hi All,

I have a client who is running ESXi 5.5 hosts in a cluster and I need to enable EVC on this cluster for migration purposes. Currently I get validation successful on Westmere CPU option. Does this mean that if I enable EVC with Westmere CPU option, I do not need to shutdown any VMs or any impact of the running VMs?

Please advise?

Thanks

Ajay

0 Kudos
1 Solution

Accepted Solutions
ITaaP
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

If you are getting validation successful with Westmere, then yes you can safely enable EVC without shutting down your VMs.

https://tactsol.com https://vmware.solutions

View solution in original post

0 Kudos
4 Replies
rcporto
Leadership
Leadership

See what the official documentation says: Enable EVC on an Existing Cluster in the vSphere Web Client

And if your vCenter is running as a VM on that cluster, additional steps will be required, see: How to enable EVC in vCenter Server (1013111) | VMware KB

---

Richardson Porto
Senior Infrastructure Specialist
LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/richardsonporto
0 Kudos
Ajay_Nabh
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Thanks Richardson,

in the link, it states "Power off all the virtual machines on the hosts with feature sets greater than the EVC mode"

in my case, I want it to be validated EVC mode, then that should be ok?

Regards

Ajay

0 Kudos
rcporto
Leadership
Leadership

Please, tell us your CPU models?

---

Richardson Porto
Senior Infrastructure Specialist
LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/richardsonporto
0 Kudos
ITaaP
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

If you are getting validation successful with Westmere, then yes you can safely enable EVC without shutting down your VMs.

https://tactsol.com https://vmware.solutions

View solution in original post

0 Kudos