After the vSphere distributed switch has been created and connected with all hosts, enable vSphere High Availability on the cluster.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://nyc01r01vc01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. In the Navigator, click Host and Clusters and expand the nyc01r01vc01.rainpole.local tree.
  3. Select the nyc01-r01-robo01 cluster.
  4. Click the Configure tab and click vSphere Availability.
  5. Click Edit.
  6. In the nyc01-r01-robo01 - Edit Cluster Settings dialog, select the Turn on vSphere HA check box.
  7. Click Failures and Responses, and select the following values:

    Setting

    Value

    Enable Host Monitoring

    Selected

    Host Failure Response

    Restart VMs

    Response for Host Isolation

    Power off and restart VMs

    Datastore with PDL

    Disabled

    Datastore with APD

    Disabled

    VM Monitoring

    VM Monitoring Only

  8. Click Admission Control and enter the following settings.

    Setting

    Value

    Host failures cluster tolerates

    1

    Define host failover capacity by

    Cluster resource percentage

    Override calculated failover capacity

    Deselected

    Performance degradation VMs tolerate

    100%

  9. Click OK.
    Note:

    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.