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VMware vSphere 6.x Datacenter Design Cookbook - Second Edition by Hersey Cartwright

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Providing fault tolerance protection

vSphere Fault Tolerance (FT) provides protection from a host or storage hardware failure for critical virtual machines by enabling a secondary running copy of the virtual machine running on a separate host and stored on a different datastore. The secondary virtual machine is identical to the primary protected virtual machine, and the failover is instant and transparent:

Providing fault tolerance protection

vSphere FT Fast Check-Pointing keeps the primary and secondary virtual machines in sync in order to allow the secondary virtual machine to instantly take over should the primary virtual machine be impacted by a host or storage failure.

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