Continuing with our current trend of vSphere 5.1 related video content, we have another new video tutorial for you. It is basic in nature and is straight to the point, which is great for those of you who may be playing around with vSphere 5.1 and its new Web Client for the first time.
This video discusses and demonstrates creating a vSphere DRS and HA cluster using the vSphere Web Client.
A vSphere DRS cluster is a collection of ESXi hosts and associated virtual machines with shared resources and a shared management interface. Before you can obtain the benefits of cluster-level resource management, you must create a cluster and enable DRS. For more information, see the Creating a DRS cluster and Using DRS Clusters to Manage Resources sections of the vSphere Resource Management Guide.
vSphere HA clusters enable a collection of ESXi hosts to work together so that, as a group, they provide higher levels of availability for virtual machines than each ESXi host can provide individually. When you plan the creation and usage of a new vSphere HA cluster, the options you select affect the way that cluster responds to failures of hosts or virtual machines. For more information, see the Creating and Using vSphere HA Clusters section of the vSphere Resource Management Guide.
- You can create a cluster without a special license. However, you need a license to enable a cluster for vSphere DRS (or vSphere HA).
- A new cluster does not contain any hosts or virtual machines. For information on adding hosts to a cluster, see Creating a Datacenter and adding an ESXi host to the vCenter Server Inventory using the vSphere Web Client (2032896)
More videos coming…