4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 18, 2017 11:36 PM by Nick_Andreev

    Admission control Policy

    JohnsVCP5 Enthusiast

      Hi All,


      We have two hosts in cluster having sufficient resource 5 VMs but Admission control Policy is disabled on this cluster


      Do we need to enable the Admission control Policy?


      Thanks for advance




        • 1. Re: Admission control Policy
          jhague Hot Shot
          VMware EmployeesvExpert

          You need to enable admission control if you want to guarantee sufficient resources exist to power up VMs in the event of a host failure. E.g. You would set to 50% if you wanted to ensure there are sufficient resources held back to accommodate a host failure and continue running your VMs without contention.

          • 2. Re: Admission control Policy
            Nick_Andreev Expert

            Admission Control is mostly a useless feature as it guarantees resource availability only if you use CPU/memory reservations on all of your VMs. Which no one does. So I'd suggest to just keep it disabled.

            • 3. Re: Admission control Policy
              jhague Hot Shot
              vExpertVMware Employees

              Not necessarily, if you use VM Resource Reduction Event Threshold then actual utilisation will be taken into account or if you use a dedicated failover hosts then reservations aren't really relevant. I'm not sure there's much to be gained by disabling it but you're right that you need to think through the consequences of what you want/expect to happen in a failover scenario.

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              • 4. Re: Admission control Policy
                Nick_Andreev Expert

                I stand corrected. "Performance degradation VMs tolerate" is indeed useful. It's just a warning, but it's based on real resource utilisation and not reservations. Which one step forward.


                Speaking of "Dedicated failover hosts". It's also somewhat useful, but because it dedicates a host for failover and not let VMs run on it, it's almost never used.