#vSphere 6 – VM Component Protection (VMCP)

Protect VMs against storage connectivity failures and misconfigurations
  • Cover all datastores used by a VM
  • Full customization of responses


All Paths Down (APD)
  • Terminate VM after user-configured timeout only if there is enough capacity; restart on a healthy host
  • Reset a VM if APD clears after APD timeout
Permanent Device Loss (PDL)
  • Terminate VM immediately; restart on a healthy host
VM placement sensitive to accessibility
  • Detailed reporting of conditions and actions taken
  • Impacted VMs, host(s) and datastore(s)
Will not provision new VMs on the unhealthy host if affected by a failure.

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