A VM-Host affinity rule establishes an affinity (or anti-affinity) relationship between a virtual machine DRS group with a host DRS group. You must create both of these groups before you can create a rule that links them.

Procedure

  1. Browse to the cluster in the vSphere Web Client navigator.
  2. Click the Manage tab.
  3. Click Settings, and click DRS Groups.
  4. In the DRS Groups section, click Add.
  5. In the Create DRS Group dialog box, type a name for the group.
  6. Select Host DRS Group from the Type drop down box and click Add.
  7. Click the check box next to a host to add it. Continue this process until all desired hosts have been added.
  8. Click OK.

What to do next

Using this host DRS group, you can create a VM-Host affinity rule that establishes an affinity (or anti-affinity) relationship with an appropriate virtual machine DRS group.

Create a virtual machine DRS group

Create a VM-Host affinity rule