1 Reply Latest reply on May 15, 2019 7:52 AM by chrisgnoon

    Can I enable HA and FT for a VM?

    chrisgnoon Enthusiast

      Can I enable HA and FT simultaneously for a VM?

       

      My concern is, if a failure was to happen on a VM I am protecting with both.  FT would start the second instance of the VM within seconds, while HA relocates and starts the first instance of the VM.

       

      Would I not get VM/IP conflicts?  Or does FT then make the original first instance the shadow VM? Or does it remove the first instance and create a third instance, a new shadow VM?

        • 1. Re: Can I enable HA and FT for a VM?
          chrisgnoon Enthusiast

          Wasted thread.

           

          VMware Knowledge Base

           

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          What happens during a failure?
          When a host running the Primary virtual machine fails, a transparent failover occurs to the corresponding Secondary virtual machine. During this failover, there is no data loss or noticeable service interruption. In addition, VMware HA automatically restores redundancy by restarting a new Secondary virtual machine on another host. Similarly, if the host running the Secondary virtual machine fails, VMware HA starts a new Secondary virtual machine on a different host. In either case there is no noticeable outage.

           

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