Vcenter Discovery Affinity Rules

Idea ID 1655730

Vcenter Discovery Affinity Rules

An affinity rule is a setting that establishes a relationship between two or more VMware virtual machines (VMs) and hosts. Affinity rules and anti-affinity rules tell the vSphere hypervisor platform to keep virtual entities together or separated.

This needs to be discovered so we know where a VM can possibly move to. It should show as a relationship type. 

 

4 Comments
Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert
Status changed to: New Idea

Would you be able to point us to the vCenter documentation that describes this please, and perhaps mock up how you would expect to see this in the UCMDB class model, in both the affinity and anti-affinity use cases

Super Contributor.. Super Contributor..
Super Contributor..

I would like to see this as adding repationships (affinity or anti-affinity).

Documentation

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"). Because VM-Host affinity rules are cluster-based, the virtual machines and hosts that are included in a rule must all reside in the same cluster.

https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vsphere.resmgmt.doc%2FGUID-793013E2-0976-43B7-9A00-340FA76859D0.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ezvw13v9CCo

Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert
Status changed to: Waiting for Votes

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Super Contributor.. Super Contributor..
Super Contributor..

This will really help on this.   How to identify the VMware ESX that hosts a virtual machine if I have many relations to ESX (Micro Focus Community Subscription Update)

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