We are currently in a PoC of VMturbo and was wondering what most people do as far as the software's recommendations. Do you allow it to move your workloads automatically, or just use it to review recommendations?
Initially we leveraged vmturbos drs feature for recommendations only. We would look at the recommendations listed and view the changes within vcenter as we would manually allow vmturbo to perform that action. After a month of manual actions and documenting the impact we started allowing vmturbo to automate DRS movements within our test/dev clusters. After seeing the way resources were aligned and seeing a better overall utilization for the cluster we allowed it to move into our MO environments. Shortly after we had all clusters DRS movements managed via vmturbo. We keep our vcenter drs enabled and set to level 1 just in case there is a problem with the vmturbo appliance, but we have yet to run into any problems with vmturbo being unavailable.
We are also evaluating and soon testing the storage vmotion automation piece against some of our test storage clusters. I'll post feedback and or start another thread based on that experience in the future.
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