VMware vSphere High Availability (HA) delivers the availability required by most applications running in virtual machines, independent of the operating system and applications running in it. HA provides uniform, cost-effective failover protection against hardware and operating system outages within your virtualized IT environment. HA allows you to:
Availability solutions tied to operating systems or applications require complex setup and configuration. In contrast, you can configure our HA capability with a single click from within the vSphere client interface. With simple configuration and minimal resource requirements, HA helps you :
HA provides the foundation for a highly available environment by monitoring virtual machines and the hosts upon which they run. HA is a mature solution that provides scalability, reliability and usability:
When an outage occurs, the last thing you want to worry about is whether a high availability solution will work. Guided by real-world customer feedback, VMware has added capabilities to maximize your confidence in HA, including the following:
HA’s interface helps you quickly identify the role and state of each node in a cluster. Error condition messages are easy to understand and act upon. In the rare case that an issue does occur with HA, you need only review a single log file — speeding your time to resolution.