VMware VCenter features.

Hi geeks,


I have a one question for you all in our organization we have 2 ESXI host.

For example, the 2 ESXI host names are TestESXI 1 and TestESXI 2

The 2-new ESXI hosts are connected in same network only.

We have VMware VCenter also license is Essentials’

Now what we are looking is if I create a new VM in TestESXI 1 it should also replicate are clone the VM to TestESXI 2.

If the VM I created in TestESXI 1 is failed then the replica of VM present in TestESXI 2 will be automatically comes to online without downtime.

Are there any options are available to perform this task?

Please let me know

Thanks & Regards,

Devaraj Sankar

2 Replies
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hi Devaraj, the feature you're describing is VMware Fault Tolerance (FT) but it is not available with the Essentials licenses unfortunately. I don't know of another way you'd be able to do that with continuous availability.

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If you haven't heard of Veeam you should look into it. It can do replication.