After the vSphere distributed switch has been created and connected with all hosts, enable vSphere High Availability on the cluster.
- Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
- Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
- Log in using the following credentials.
- In the Navigator, click Host and Clusters and expand the sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree.
- Select the sfo01-w01-consolidated01 cluster.
- Click the Configure tab and click vSphere Availability.
- Click Edit.
- In the sfo01-w01-consolidated01 - Edit Cluster Settings dialog, select the Turn on vSphere HA check box.
- Click Failures and Responses, and select the following values:
Enable Host Monitoring
Host Failure Response
Response for Host Isolation
Power off and restart VMs
Datastore with PDL
Datastore with APD
VM Monitoring Only
- Click Admission Control and enter the following settings.
Host failures cluster tolerates
Define host failover capacity by
Cluster resource percentage
Override calculated failover capacity
Performance degradation VMs tolerate
- Click OK.
When you enable vSphere HA, the operation fails on hosts 2,3, and 4. This is expected behavior, networking is configured during host profile steps setup.