Description

This article describes how to flag a server as 'DRS Eligible' so that it can be selected as the Target Server in a Consistency Group.  It also illustrates how to reverse this action.

Recommended reading: Introduction to DRS for Cloud

Prerequisites:

  1. Only the Primary Administrator or a user with the DRS role can flag or un-flag a Cloud Server as 'DRS Eligible'
    1. For instructions on how to add Roles to a Sub-Administrator, see How to Manage the Primary Administrator User and other Sub-Administrators as the Primary Administrator
  2. The Cloud Server must be deployed in a Data Center that has been enabled as a DRS Target Location
  3. You cannot un-flag a Cloud Server while it is associated with a DRS Consistency Group. You must first delete the Consistency Group in its entirety. See How to Delete a Consistency Group

Content / Solution:

  1. From the Home page, select the Data Center in which the Cloud Server for which you want to manage the DRS Eligible flag is located:


  2. The Data Center dashboard will be displayed. Select the Network Domain on which the Cloud Server for which you want to manage the DRS Eligible flag is located:


  3. The Network Domain dashboard will be displayed. Select the Server for which you want to manage the DRS Eligible flag:


  4. The Server dashboard will be displayed:

Flag a Cloud Server as DRS Eligible
 

  1. Click on the Actions menu of the Server Details tab and select Manage Server DRS Eligibility from the dropdown menu:


  2. The System will display the Manage Server DRS Eligibility dialog. Click Confirm:


  3. The system will display a success message:


  4. The Server will be flagged as DRS Eligible and the UI will be updated to reflect the change:

    Note: The Server(s) will have to be added to a Consistency Group. See How to Create a DRS Consistency Group.

Unflag a Cloud Server as DRS Eligible
 

  1. Click on the Actions menu of the Server Details tab and select Manage Server DRS Eligibility from the dropdown menu:


  2. The System will display the Manage Server DRS Eligibility dialog. Click Confirm:


  3. The System will display a success message:


  4. The system will unflag the Cloud Server as DRS eligible and the UI will be updated to reflect the change: