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VMware ESXi Cookbook by Aravind Sivaraman, Mohammed Raffic Kajamoideen

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Implementing Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)

VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) cluster aggregates the hardware resources available from the physical ESXi hosts in the cluster into logical resource pools. DRS continuously monitors the utilization of resource pools and allocates the available resources intelligently among the virtual machines based on the pre-defined DRS rules.

Getting ready

Connect to your vCenter Server via vSphere Web Client login.

How to do it...

We will take a look at the step-by-step procedure to create and configure the DRS cluster:

  1. Browse towards the datacenter in the vSphere Web Client.
  2. Right-click on the datacenter and select New Cluster.
  3. Enter the Name for your cluster.
  4. Select the Turn ON checkbox for the DRS. ...

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