Task1: Create a Cluster-Enabled for vShere HA
For this, we will need to create a new cluster. Going through the suggested steps as per the booklet.
Task 2: Add your ESXi Host to a cluster
After this we need to add the ESXi’s to the Host, For this, we will simply click and drag the ESXi’s to the New Cluster. But for this I had this warning come up, but this didn’t manage to affect anything.
So this is how to ended up
For this I noticed I had some issues, these issues were of which that follow. I went ahead and spent a couple of hours on this problems only to find they were covered in the later part of the task.
So for one I gave each ESXi a gateway,’
After this i added management network to each second Virtual switch.
So this seemed to fix these issues. and i went on to look at the hosts and the VM. these were not correct, but before i had the chance to work on this there was a power outage as mentioned in lab M1&1.
Task 3: Test sphere HA Functionality
So for this, we are going to restart the Main ESXi which is the AmbersESXi, this is fact will change the master over to the Back up as shown below.
So once i had recreated a new system i had an issue with the NTP protocol as showen below.
So I went ahead and cheaked the NTP server, and this had stopped so i restarted it and this issue dissapeared.
Here is where I discovered an issue with my third Vm that i have created, so i deleted this off and hoped that it would be a one off.
Task 4: Veiw the vsphere HA Cluster Resource Useage.
For this we will go into moniter inside of the Resourcen reservation tab. As seen below
Task 5: Manage vsphere HA slots Size.
For this, we will need to go into Settings in the new cluster, and we will go into Avalibabillity and edit this.
First task is to turn on the Avaiablity.
The next step requires “Define Failover Capacity by Static number of hosts” which is not an option that we have so i decied to go with “Slot policey” as its in the name of this lab.
Once this is done we need to view the slot info for the Cluster,
After this we need to Change the settings of each VM with in the cluster as seen below.
After this, we will then go back and have a look at the slot infomation again to note any changes. as you can see the Slot size has changed.
After this were going to edit the settings again, in this we will change the fixed slot size, and we will caculate the size based on the VM’s we have. as seen below.
The new this is to go back and cheak the slot settings again, noting any changes.
Again going back and changing the slot settings, as seen below to “Cover all powered-on VMs.”