Category Archive: DRS

Nov 16

vSphere 6.5: Faster Maintenance Mode and Evacuation Updates

There have been a number of updates done to the backend of Maintenance Mode in vSphere 6.5 that will make VI admins very happy: Faster host evacuation times Priority evacuation for templates and Powered-on VMs. Let me explain… Faster host evacuation times Evacuation times in the past have been acceptable, but as innovation continues to …

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Oct 17

vSphere 6.5: DRS what’s new – Part 3 – Proactive HA

Adding onto the many other new features and functionality that I’ve written about in Part 1 and Part 2, I want to touch on Proactive HA. Although Proactive HA sounds like it is an HA feature (and you will see that it is under an availability tab), it is actually a feature of DRS that …

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Oct 17

vSphere 6.5: DRS what’s new – Part 2 – Predictive DRS

In Part 1, we discussed some of the updates in the UI as well as new advanced options, Network-Aware DRS, and a few algo enhancements. Read it HERE. Even though that blog post ended up being longer than my usual posts, there’s still additional greatness coming from DRS. I want to focus on Predictive DRS, what …

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Oct 17

vSphere 6.5: DRS what’s new – Part 1

As we begin to go through all of the new features and functionalities of vSphere 6.5, I wanted to take some time to point out some new features and updates to current functionalities of DRS, since I am the Product Manager for Distributed Resource Management. So let’s jump in! Additional Options When you head over …

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Oct 10

Help me, Help you – vSphere DRS Rules

I’ve now been in my Product Management role at VMware for 9 months and it has definitely had me going at 400 MPH every single day. It’s good though, I’m able to talk with customers, meet with you all at places like VMUGs and VMworld US (I won’t be in Barcelona this year while I’m …

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