In this article let us see about VMware Storage DRS Best Practices, VMware DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduler) is usually a load balancing feature which assigns and moves computing workloads to readily available hardware resources in a virtualized environment.
VMware launched Storage DRS, which usually balances VM storage space utilization with data store clusters, depending on the same concepts as VMware DRS.
DRS is usually configured to suggest workload managing or to automatically move workloads. This DRS feature enables VMware administrators to prioritize resources depending on application necessity. The Distributed Power Management (DPM) function of DRS can combine workloads in off-peak hours to reduce power utilization inside the data center.
VMware Storage DRS Best Practices:
1. Click to add new datastore storage
2. Select VMFS (create a VMFS datastore on a disk/LUN)
3. Provide a name and a disk/LUN for provisioning the datastore
4. Specify the VMFS version for the datastore
5. Review the disk layout and specify partition configuration (else leave default)
6. Review your settings selections and click Finish
7. Continue the same steps from 1 to 6 to create another new datastore
8. Create a New Datastore Cluster, under storage tab (VMware Storage Cluster)
9. Provide a datastore cluster name and check Turn ON Storage DRS
10. Set the datastore cluster automation level as Fully Automated
11. Leave it as default for Storage DRS runtime settings
12. Select all hosts and clusters that require connectivity to the datastores in the datastore cluster
13. Choose Show all datastores from the drop down
14. Select the datastores to use for this datastore cluster
For best results, select data stores that are connected to every host in all of the associated clusters
15. Review your selection and click Finish
16. New Datastore Cluster created with selected datastores
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