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VMware ESXi Cookbook by Aravind Sivaraman, Mohammed Raffic Kajamoideen

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Implementing Storage Dynamic Resource Scheduling (SDRS)

With vSphere 5.0, a new feature called Storage Dynamic Resource Scheduling (SDRS) provides smart placement and load balancing of virtual machine disks based on space capacity and I/O of the datastore. Storage DRS provides effective initial placement of virtual machine disks on the datastore with least I/O latency and more free disk space in the storage cluster. This SDRS feature will only be available with the Enterprise plus license of vSphere.

Getting ready

Connect to your vCenter server via vSphere Web Client login.

How to do it...

SDRS allows you to manage the datastore cluster. SDRS provides recommendation for placement of Virtual Machine disks and migration to balance the I/O and space ...

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