milindpatil
Contributor
Contributor

Unable to deploy cluster in vcentre

Hi,

I m new to vmware.i m using vsphere 4.

My hardware architecture is as follows:

"dell equallogic ps6000 as a storage box, two dell r710 for esx hosting"

i have installed esx 4 on dell r710. also i have configured 4 hosts on one of the esx hosts.

now i want to create cluster in vcentre server. do i really need to shutdown all VMs before that. the hosts are in a production environment and i may not get the downtime more that 15 mins.

please guide me.

Thanks in advance for the help.

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Rajeev_S
Expert
Expert

To create a cluster you dont need to shutdown VM's. Create a clsuter and move the ESX hosts to it.

You would get a good idea if you the read the administration docs http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r40/vsp_40_esx_vc_installation_guide.pdf

Hope this helps!

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krowczynski
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

No need to shutdown host.

Create a Cluster with DRS, and put all hosts into it.

MCP, VCP3 , VCP4
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