A DRS cluster becomes red when it is invalid. It may become red because failover capacity is violated.

Problem

The cluster attempts to fail over virtual machines if there is host failure, but is not guaranteed to have enough resources available to fail over all virtual machines covered by the failover requirements.

If a cluster enabled for HA loses so many resources that it can no longer fulfill its failover requirements, a message appears and the cluster's status changes to red.

Results

Review the list of configuration issues in the yellow box at the top of the cluster Summary page and address the issue that is causing the problem.