mistech213
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Safe to vMotion a vCLS VM?

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Before I do it, I wanted to confirm that it is safe to vMotion (migrate), a vCLS VM.  When I attempt to migrate it, I get the following warning:

Thank you.

John C.

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scott28tt
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This may help: VMware Knowledge Base


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scott28tt
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This may help: VMware Knowledge Base


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mistech213
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Yes that was very helpful, thank you! 

Especially the following:

  • When there is only 1 host - vCLS VMs will be automatically powered-off when the single host cluster is put into Maintenance Mode, thus maintenance workflow is not blocked.
  • When there are 2 or more hosts - In a vSphere cluster where there is more than 1 host, and the host being considered for maintenance has running vCLS VMs, then vCLS VMs will be migrated to other hosts if there are free resources and if they have storage connectivity (shared storage). If these VMs cannot be migrated for the lack of free available resource on other hosts or if these VMs are placed in a local datastore, then these VMs will be powered off automatically to give preference to the host Maintenance Mode operation. As stated before, vSphere DRS for a cluster will not be functional where there is not at least 1 vCLS VM running in that cluster.
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I created a list of all questions and considerations around vCLS which I have seen so far:

http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2020/10/09/vmware-vsphere-clustering-services-vcls-considerations-quest...

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