DRS Entitlement Viewer
Release Date: May 15, 2018
Entitled resources can change with VMs’ resource demand and with the VM’s and resource pool's reservation, limit and shares (RLS) settings. So, customers can get the current entitlements based on the VMs’ current demand and RLS settings of the VMs and resource pools.
DRS Entitlement Viewer also provides 3 different What-If scenarios,
1. Changing RLS settings of a VM and/or resource pool
2. What-If all the VMs’ resource demand is at 100%
3. Both 1 and 2 happen together
Customers can pick one of the 3 scenarios and can get new entitlements without actually changing RLS settings on the cluster.
Finally, DRS Entitlement Viewer also provides an option to export the new RLS values from a What-If scenario as a vSphere powercli command which customers can execute against their vCenter to apply the new settings.
- Unzip the plugin package to /usr/lib/vmware-vsphere-ui/plugin-packages/ folder
- Add the below advanced options to the cluster
- CompressDrmdumpFiles– 0
- DrmdumpResActions– 1
- Restart the vsphere-ui service
- service-control --stop vsphere-ui
- service-control --start vsphere-ui
- Fixed bugs reported in v1.0.2
- Added support to provide feedback
Host Profiles CLI
The Host Profiles CLI Fling (hostprofilescli) is a command-line utility that allows vSphere administrators to perform several operations with Host Profiles that are either not currently possible through existing user interfaces, or possible only through graphical interfaces.
DRS Doctor is a command line tool that can be used to diagnose DRS behaviour in VMware vCenter clusters. When run against a DRS enabled cluster, it records information regarding the state of the cluster, the work load distribution, DRS moves, etc., in an easy to read log format.