Time
14 hours 13 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate
CEU/CPE
20

Video Description

Exploring the Distributed Resource Functionality Scheduler for a cluster of hosts (Lab—Continued) This lab-based lesson continues the lesson on Distributed Resource Functionality Scheduler. In this lesson, participants learn how to create a rule to tell DRS that that a particular VM should always run or must not run on a particular host. Participants learn how to use the cluster function to add a rule.

Video Transcription

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Okay. Now the migration has been completed so we can verify
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that
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when seven Clone one is now running on 10.100
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and when seven is now running on 200.
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So let's do a little bit of clean up here. We're gonna go back to our settings,
00:23
natural rules, and we can get rid of this rule. We no longer need it.
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Well, go ahead and click. Yes.
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Now we want to create a rule
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that would
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tell de arrest that a particular VM should always run
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or must run
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or should not run or must not run. You have those different choices
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eso
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on a particular host. So I can say, for instance,
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that I want Win seven Clone one
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to always run on host 200.
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So I'm still in my rules area of the cluster settings. I'll click add when add a new rule
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and we'll call this rule
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when Sudden
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Clone one
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on host 200.
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It's good to be descriptive with your rule names so that you know what you've created when you go back later and look at this
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for this rule type
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virtual machines to host is what we want to pick
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and you'll notice that the de arrest lets you pick or let you designate groups.
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I don't have any V EMS in a group. I don't have any hosting a group yet, so we'll go to
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this tab DRS. Group's manager
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first, I'll create a group of virtual machines.
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Quickly add button
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and we'll call this group
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when. Seven. Clone one.
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We're only putting one virtual machine in this group. We're just doing a very simple demonstration here,
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but obviously you could make much more complex setups. As I mentioned earlier, you could group together
02:07
virtual machines of a certain
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performance characteristics like Web servers or
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database servers or email servers. That kind of thing. We're just gonna pick one V. M. It's now in. The group will click okay,
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and similarly with the hosts,
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this is under the host TRS groups.
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We're gonna call this
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group host 200.
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That's the only host we want in the group.
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So we'll click. Okay there,
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like OK, again.
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Now my rules created.
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So when seven clone on host 200 I'll click. Okay.
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And if I run the arrest, I should get a recommendation.
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That tells me that win seven clone.
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One
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should be moved from 0.100 dot 200 to satisfy the host affinity.
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Really,
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so I can go ahead and click,
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apply recommendations.
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Get that process started
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and this will take a little while to run.
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But it's fairly quick.
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Okay, so that's completed.
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Now we can see
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that the Wind clone or Win seven Clone one is no longer running on host 100
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and is now in fat running back on host 200 proving that the
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the V EMS to host rule works as we expect.
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So let's go in and do a little bit of clean up as we did before.
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Go ahead and remove that rule,
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and I can go ahead and remove these groups because I no longer require them.
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Okay, so that concludes
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Lab 21. So we've seen how
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DRS works
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with fail overs and with affinity and anti affinity rules as well as
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rules, too.
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Buying V EMS to particular hosts
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in next lab will be working with
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the update manager,
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so we'll install that
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and see how the cluster settings need to be modified
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will create a patch baseline.
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We'll attach the baseline, look for updates and then stage the patches to be installed or or remediated
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on our hosts.
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Thanks. And I'll see you in the next lab.

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