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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 3, 2021

shared dual-cec configuration

Let's take this scenario: we have two datacenters, each one has the same number of POWER servers managed by VMRM. We have two KSYS consoles - one in each datacenter. Basic idea is, when 1 DC acts as primary, while 2nd as standby. I'd like to have active-active config. Some VMs will be active in DC 1, some in DC 2. What is important, the same CEC pairs can be defined on both KSYSes. As an example: CEC1 and CEC2 in DC1, CEC3 and CEC4 in DC2. On KSYS in DC2 we have pairs CEC1(pri)-CEC3(stb) and CEC2(pri)-CEC4(stb), while on KSYS in DC1 we have pairs CEC3(pri)-CEC1(stb) and CEC4(pri)-CEC2(stb).

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jul 2, 2021

    Thanks for your reply. What you've described is some kind of workaround, that already Claudio from VMRM support had provided to me. But currently, this has some limitations (like we shouldn't perform some actions simultanously on both KSYS consoles). The idea of this RFE is that shared dual-cec configuration would be fully supported, without limitations or workarounds.

  • Guest
    Jul 1, 2021

    It is possible to deploy in this way, when VMs are rightly unmanaged.
    Need to make sure manually that both KSYS are not performing verify or move at the same time and also VMs should be managed by any one KSYS and other KSYS should unmanage them.