Before you can create a VM-Host affinity rule, you must create the host DRS group and the virtual machine DRS group that the rule applies to.

About this task

For both, a cluster of virtual machines on one physical host(CIB) and a cluster of virtual machines across physical hosts(CAB), create one virtual machine DRS group that contains all MSCS virtual machines. For example, VMGroup_1 contains MSCS_VM_1, MSCS_VM_2 … MSCS_VM_5.

Procedure

  1. Browse to the cluster in the vSphere Web Client navigator.
  2. Click Configure.
  3. Under Configuration, select VM/Host Groups and click Add.
  4. In the Create VM/Host Group dialog box, type a name for the group.
  5. Select VM Group from the Type drop down box and click Add.
  6. Click the check box next to a virtual machine to add it. Continue this process until all desired virtual machines have been added.
    • For a cluster of virtual machines on one physical host, add all MSCS virtual machines to one group.

    • For a cluster of virtual machines across physical hosts, add all MSCS virtual machines to one group.

  7. Click OK.