A couple of weeks ago I was contacted about an issue with vSphere 5.0. When a VM Storage Profile was disabled / enabled it looked like HA and DRS got disabled as well. After diving in to the problem it appeared that both HA and DRS were still working. It seems that some how the vSphere Client thinks it is disabled. Again, although it looks like it is disabled it is still fully functioning… but indeed it is very confusing. A simple work around would be enabling HA/DRS. This problem has just been published in our Knowledge Base, and hopefully will be addressed soon.
The “vSphere HA Protection” status on VM summary seems also wrong but HA works as expected.
I am not sure how HA/DRS works in vSphere 5. If you performed that workaround in vSphere 4 you would lose some of you cluster specific configurations. Is this the same with vSphere 5? If so, might want to back up those cluster configs. 😀
Sean Duffy says
Thanks for the blog post – confirmed this on my vSphere 5 lab too. Google led me straight here after I noticed my HA & DRS options missing from the config. Good thing it is purely cosmetic!