Category: DRS

Playing tonight: DRS and the IO controllers

Ever wondered why the band is always mentioned second, is the band replaceable? Is the sound of the instruments so ambiguous that you can swap out any musician with another? Apparently the front man is the headliner of the show and if he does he job well he will never...

Help my DRS cluster is not load balancing!

Unfortunately I still see this cry for help appearing on the VMTN forums and on twitter. And they usually are accompanied by screenshots like this: This screen doesn’t really show you if your DRS cluster is balanced or not. It just shows if the virtual machine receives the resources they...

3 common questions about DRS preferential VM-Host affinity rules

On a regular basis I receive questions about the behavior of DRS when dealing with preferential VM to Host affinity rules. The rules configured with the rule set “should run on / should not run on” are considered preferential. Meaning that DRS prefers to satisfy the requirements of the rules,...