May 17

Awesome HA and DRS Audit Script Based on the HA/DRS Technical Deepdive

If you do not have a copy of VMware vSphere 4.1 HA and DRS Technical Deepdive by @DuncanYB and @FrankDenneman then go here, buy it, and read it cover to cover. The book covers everything VMware High Availability (HA) and the Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) (and then some!).

Alan Renouf, co-author of another must have book – VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration, has put together a nice HA and DRS Audit PowerCLI script that can be used to gather information and check for best practices on your HA/DRS cluster based on the information from the Technical Deepdive book.

The script is run against your vCenter and creates a nicely formatted HTML report with all the HA/DRS related details of each cluster managed by vCenter. This gives you a detailed overview of your environment and the configuration of HA and DRS.

As of right now the script is based on the information contained in just the first 50 pages of the HA and DRS Deepdive. Alan Renouf is promising updates to the script as he works his way through the book.

Go here to download the HA and DRS Audit script.

About the author


Hersey Cartwright is an IT professional with extensive experience designing, implementing, managing, and supporting technologies that improve business processes. Hersey is Solutions Architect for SimpliVity covering Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland. He holds the VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX-DV #128) certification. Hersey actively participates in the VMware community and was awarded the VMware vExpert title in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012. He enjoys working with, teaching, and writing about virtualization and other data center technologies. Follow Hersey on Twitter @herseyc

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