what can be done to ensure that a specific virtual machine (VM) does not migrate automatically to another host

In a fully automated DRS cluster, what can be done to ensure that a specific virtual machine (VM) does not migrate automatically to another host?

A.
set the DRS VM options report_section = "8" for the specific VM to Partially Automated

B.
use the Affinity Wizard to specify manual automation

C.
do nothing because the DRS cluster must be put in Partially Automated mode to allow this level of control

D.
set the DRS VM rule to "keep on this host"

Explanation:
Need help to find the setting Report_Section = "8" in VC

This DRS settings is made to be added in the "Edit Settings" of a cluster on the Tab "Summary" go to "VmWare DRS" and on the down right corner you have "Advanced Options", when opened, you have a row "Option" and a row "Value"
"report_section" is to be put in "Option" row and the "8" is to be put in Value. It apparently stops Vmotioning between all nodes of the cluster.

One Comment on “what can be done to ensure that a specific virtual machine (VM) does not migrate automatically to another host

  1. Anitha says:

    Correct answer is B
    Using DRS Affinity Rules
    You can control the placement of virtual machines on hosts within a cluster by using affinity rules.

    You can create two types of rules.

    answer A is incorrect because “report_section” is to be put in “Option” row and the “8” is to be put in Value. It apparently stops Vmotioning between all nodes of the cluster.

    We dont need to stop vmotion on all nodes but just on one specific VM


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