How to create affinity rules vmware

What is affinity rule in VMware?

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An affinity rule specifies that the members of a selected virtual machine DRS group can or must run on the members of a specific host DRS group. An anti-affinity rule specifies that the members of a selected virtual machine DRS group cannot run on the members of a specific host DRS group.

What are the 3 affinity rules?

Three types of rules are available:
  • affinity rulesDRS will try to keep certain VMs together on the same host.
  • anti-affinity rulesDRS will try to keep certain VMs are not on the same host.
  • VM to host rules – specify whether VMs can or can’t be run on a host.

How many ESX hosts are in a cluster?

We support 1024 volumes shared within a cluster of maximum 32 ESXi hosts.

What are two components of a VM host affinity rule?

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A VMHost affinity rule includes the following components. One virtual machine DRS group. One host DRS group. A designation of whether the rule is a requirement (“must”) or a preference (“should”) and whether it is affinity (“run on”) or anti-affinity (“not run on”).

What does ESXi Auto Configuration do?

When you turn on the ESXi host for the first time or after resetting the configuration defaults, the host enters an autoconfiguration phase. This phase configures system network and storage devices with default settings.

Which VMs should be excluded from encryption?

4 thoughts on “Which two VMs should be excluded from encryption?”
  • kyrillous says: 07/07/2020 at 1:17 PM. A & E (a Replication Appliance is not a required element whereas a PSC is ALWAYS required, and question does not ask about replication but states “single cluster” )
  • Riz says: 03/19/2020 at 5:35 PM. A&E.

How do I know if my VMware is encrypted?

After assigning the VM encryption policy, you will see the Encryption section under the virtual machine properties populated with the status of VM configuration files are encrypted.

Is a VM encrypted?

VM encryption supports the encryption of virtual machine files, virtual disk files, and core dump files. Some of the files associated with a virtual machine like log files, VM configuration files, and virtual disk descriptor files are not encrypted. In case of any failure, only the VM in question would be affected.

Are VMDK files encrypted?

Both VM Home files (VMX, snapshot, etc) and VMDK files are encrypted. Because encryption happens at the hypervisor level and not in the VM, the Guest OS and datastore type are not a factor. Encryption of the VM is agnostic. Encryption is managed via policy.

Can you BitLocker a VM?

Virtual machines do not have TPM chips. Nevertheless you can use BitLocker inside VMs by reconfiguring it to store the keys on a floppy drive, an external USB drive or even another local hard disk. It is supported to bitlocker VHDX files in this configuration at least on Windows 10 or Server 2016 machines.

How do I encrypt a VMware Datastore?

Before you start, make sure the VM is in a compatible Datastore > Right click the (powered off) VM > VM Polices > Edit VM Storage Policies > Select VM Home (to encrypt the entire VM), or the individual disks (to encrypt them only) > Change the policy to the encrypted one you just created > OK.

Which VMFS is introduced by vSphere 5?

VMFS 6 (Virtual Machine File system 6) is released with vSphere 6.5. VMFS 6 released with vSphere 6.5 contains a lot of new features as compared to earlier version of VMFS (VMFS 5).

What is the heartbeat port number of ESXi?

ESXi sends an heartbeat to vCenter Server over UDP port 902 to signal that host is accessible over management network. This is default for heartbeat communication, although this can be changed at vCenter and ESXi.

Does ESXi 7 support VMFS5?

ESXi and vCenter Server supports VMFS3, VMFS5, and VMFS6 datastores.

What VMFS 5?

VMFS6 is the latest VMware File System version that introduced with the release of vSphere 6.5 and few enhancements have been introduced while comparing to VMFS5 that you all are already aware of.

What is Lun in VMware?

A logical unit number (LUN) is a unique identifier for designating an individual or collection of physical or virtual storage devices that execute input/output (I/O) commands with a host computer, as defined by the Small System Computer Interface (SCSI) standard.

What is VMFS version?

VMFS6 is used by vSphere 6.5. It supports 512 emulation (512e) mode drives. VMFS-L is the underlying file system for VSAN-1.0. Leaf level VSAN objects reside directly on VMFS-L volumes that are composed from server side direct attached storage (DAS).

What is VMFS datastore?

VMFS (Virtual Machine File System)

On opposed to NFS, VMFS is a block level file system. VMFS is a high-performance clustered file system for virtualization and can be shared between multiple ESXi hosts or VMs and can simultaneously write and read data to and from a single storage location.