You can configure how Proactive HA responds when a provider has notified its health degradation to vCenter, indicating a partial failure of that host.

About this task

This page is editable only if you have enabled vSphere DRS.

Procedure

  1. In the vSphere Web Client, browse to the Proactive HA cluster.
  2. Click the Configure tab.
  3. Select vSphere Availability and click Edit.
  4. Select Turn on Proactive HA.
  5. Click Proactive HA Failures and Responses.
  6. Select from the following configuration options.

    Option

    Description

    Automation Level

    Determine whether host quarantine or maintenance mode and VM migrations are recommendations or automatic.

    • Manual. vCenter Server will suggest migration recommendations for virtual machines.

    • Automated. Virtual machines will be migrated to healthy hosts and degraded hosts will be entered into quarantine or maintenance mode depending on the configured Proactive HA automation level.

    Remediation

    Determine what happens to partially degraded hosts.

    • Quarantine mode for all failures. Balances performance and availability, by avoiding the usage of partially degraded hosts as long as virtual machine performance is unaffected.

    • Quarantine mode for moderate and Maintenance mode for severe failure (Mixed). Balances performance and availability, by avoiding the usage of moderately degraded hosts as long as virtual machine performance is unaffected. Ensures virtual machines do not run on severely failed hosts.

    • Maintenance mode for all failures. Ensures virtual machines do not run on partially failed hosts.

    Host.Config.Quarantine and Host.Config.Maintenance privileges are required to put hosts in Quarantine mode and Maintenance mode, respectively.

    Select the check boxes to enable Proactive HA providers for this cluster. Providers appear below when their corresponding vSphere Web Client plugin has been installed and the providers monitor every host in the cluster. Click on the edit link to view/edit the failure conditions supported by the provider.

  7. Click OK.

Results

Your settings for Proactive HA response take effect.