Magicmanashu
Contributor
Contributor

Vrealize Automation 8.1: Provision Virtual Machine on specific hosts instead of Cluster

I have a environment where my workload cluster is stretched across 2 physical location. 1st DC is active and 2nd DC is passive. However the management and workload cluster are streched across.

4 Hosts are in DC1 and 4 hosts in DC2. Total 8 hosts in streched cluster.

With VRA 8.1 i can chose cloud zone with specific cluster (if DRS enabled), not hosts.

So if i am provisioning VM using blueprint in vra 8.1 the provisining is happening on cluj\ster level and based on performance it choses any host , sometimes of DC2 also.

I want my provisioning to get limited to DC1 hosts only from vRA 8.1

I tried a lot but not getting any option on vra 8.1 on how to restrict this provisioning on limited no of hosts.

Please guide.

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lnairn
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hi,

I Think you can use extensibility to use affinity rules to achieve this.

Regards,

Leandro.

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SteveArrr
Contributor
Contributor

Agreed - affinity rules are the best way to pin a VM to a specific host.

We are attempting to do something similar.  For licensing reasons, we have a "Keep Together" VM/Host rule to consolidate a subset of VMs to as few hosts as possible.  However I am not a javscript wizard and I am struggling with getting vRO to add newly provisioned VMs to this existing VC Cluster host rule.

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