If you have enabled vSphere HA for a cluster, you can set the restart priority and host isolation response for virtual machines in the cluster.

Before you begin

Launch the vSphere Client and log in to a vCenter Server system.

About this task

The Virtual Machine Options page appears only if you enabled vSphere HA.

Procedure

  1. Select the VM restart priority for virtual machines in the cluster.

    The restart priority determines the order in which virtual machines are restarted when the host fails. Higher priority virtual machines are started first. This priority applies only on a per-host basis. If multiple hosts fail, all virtual machines are migrated from the first host in order of priority, then all virtual machines from the second host in order of priority, and so on.

  2. Select the Host isolation response.

    The host isolation response determines what happens when a host in a vSphere HA cluster loses its console network connection but continues running.

  3. Click Next.

Results

Your virtual machine restart priority and host isolation response settings now take effect.