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For a list of all objectives see the VCP5 page.

Objective 5.2 – Plan and Implement VMware Fault Tolerance

See also this similar post: VCP 5 – Objective 5.2 – Plan and Implement VMware Fault Tolerance

Note that VMware FT is quite still the 1.0 version with the same constraints of a vSphere 4.1 version.

Identify VMware Fault Tolerance requirements (same as vSphere 4.x)

See the vSphere Availability guide (page 38) and VMware KB: Processors and guest operating systems that support VMware FT. To check the requirements, there is also a specific tool: VMware SiteSurvey utility.

Configure VMware Fault Tolerance networking (same as vSphere 4.x)

See the vSphere Availability guide (page 41). A good practice is use a dedicated vmkernel interface enable to FT logging on a dedicated pNIC. Network bandwidth is important to define how much VMs can be protected.

Enable/Disable VMware Fault Tolerance on a virtual machine (same as vSphere 4.x)

See the vSphere Availability guide (page 45). Study also the different reason on why a VM is in a non protected status (page 46).

Test an FT configuration (same as vSphere 4.x)

See VMware KB: Testing a VMware Fault Tolerance Configuration.

Determine use case for enabling VMware Fault Tolerance on a virtual machine (same as vSphere 4.x)

See the vSphere Availability guide (page 37). Remember the limit of one vCPU.

Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (2837 Posts)

Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-18. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-18. Nutanix NTC 2014-18. PernixPro 2014-16. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.


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