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New Training: Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)

by Team Nuggets
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Published on May 14, 2021

In this 7-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Keith Barker describes, explains, and demonstrates the use of Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) in vSphere. Watch this new VMware training.

Watch the full course: VMware Certified Professional

This training includes:

  • 7 videos

  • 1.4 hours of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Intro to Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)

  • DRS Overview

  • vMotion

  • Implement DRS

  • Testing DRS

  • Hands on Lab: DRS

  • Lab Walkthrough: vMotion and DRS

What is DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduler) in vSphere?

Virtualized environments are a great way for businesses to reduce their TCO (total cost of ownership). Typically, computers never utilize all available computational resources they have access to. By using a computer to host multiple virtualized computers, those unused computational resources can be utilized for other tasks. As businesses grow, virtualized environments become more complex and spread across multiple computers and sometimes locations, though. So, the virtual machine hosting and management software need a way to organize and manage computational resources for this larger, multi-computer environment. That is the job of DRS.

DRS is a feature that enables the virtual environment to automatically balance itself and manage resources across all VM hosts and clusters. For instance, when a VM starts, DRS will attempt to place that VM on a host that is best suited for it. Likewise, while VMs are running, DRS will attempt to manage and balance physical resources between VMs to eliminate resource contention.


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