A VM-Host affinity rule establishes an affinity (or anti-affinity) relationship between a virtual machine DRS group with a host DRS group. You must create both of these groups before you can create a rule that links them.

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Browse to the cluster in the vSphere Web Client navigator.

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Click the Manage tab.

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Click Settings, and click DRS Groups.

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In the DRS Groups section, click Add.

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In the Create DRS Group dialog box, type a name for the group.

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Select Host DRS Group from the Type drop down box and click Add.

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Click the check box next to a host to add it. Continue this process until all desired hosts have been added.

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Click OK.

Using this host DRS group, you can create a VM-Host affinity rule that establishes an affinity (or anti-affinity) relationship with an appropriate virtual machine DRS group.

Create a virtual machine DRS group

Create a VM-Host affinity rule