Is there a mechanism in VMTurbo to place a host in maintenance mode so that VM's will be smartly distributed to the remaining hosts in the cluster to ease the need for "todo's"?
VMTurbo would now automatically recognize that a host within the cluster was taken out of maintenance mode and distribute the workload accordingly.
In other words, VMs within the cluster would now realize that a new "store" (ESXi host) has opened up thus providing them a new location to go "shopping" for their resources as they require and the To Do list would reflect this.
While there is no mechanism in VMTurbo to explicitly place a host in maintenance mode, there are a few areas that we can help.
If a host is placed in maintenance mode (or if a host ever goes down and HA kicks in) via vSphere, VMTurbo will automatically recognize the host is down or in maintenance mode and distribute the workload within the cluster accordingly.
The other option is to create a workload placement policy in VMTurbo, instructing the system to vacate ALL virtual machines from the host of your choice FIRST and then placing that ESXi host in maintenance mode.
First, create a group containing the ESXi host you wish to place in maintenance mode from Policy --> Group Management:
You can then leverage this group to vacate a single ESXi host by creating a workload placement policy under Policy --> Workload Placement:
Hope this helps!
This seems like it would be a great feature to add. Then regardless of cluster size when the host is taken out of maintenance mode, VM distribution could simply be put back provided the cluster was already in an optimized state.
Should I expect to see the todo's to simply return those VM to the host that was in maintenance mode or would there be many todo's overtime as the cluster get rebalanced?
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