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What prevents VMotion being supported with Ops Manager 3.7?

I understand from the Operations Manager (DFM) installation guide and posts I have read here that VMWare HA and VMotion features are not supported for an installation of Operations Manager on a VM.

A customer has asked me what the technical reason for this is, can someone confirm? (I am guessing it corrupts the DB or something similar?)

Thanks

Dominic

Re: What prevents VMotion being supported with Ops Manager 3.7?

Hi Dominic,

     Since Sybase don't support VMware HA and Vmotion.Ops-Mgr doesn't support the same.

Yes you are right,since HA doesn't shut the applications there is a possibility of corrupt db.

Regards

adai

Re: What prevents VMotion being supported with Ops Manager 3.7?

Hmm....ok....I can kind of understand that for HA. I'm not sure I follow though why vMotion would/could be an issue though....

Re: What prevents VMotion being supported with Ops Manager 3.7?

Vmotion isn't but that sybase doesnt we don't.As simple as that.

Regards

adai

Re: What prevents VMotion being supported with Ops Manager 3.7?

Ah...understood and thanks for the clarification (I have multiple customers running their Ops Mgr in an ESX VM so wanted to make sure I understood the precise technical reasons/background).

Re: What prevents VMotion being supported with Ops Manager 3.7?

Thankyou for the feedback, customer is satisfied with this response.

Re: What prevents VMotion being supported with Ops Manager 3.7?

Hi Adai,

Can you qualify the Sybase don't support vmotion/HA, I can't find any statment on the Sybase website to that effect. All I can find is:

6. Are Sybase products supported on virtualization machines such as VMWare, Xen and MS Virtual Server / Windows Server Virtualization?

Sybase does not explicitly test or certify products running in any virtualization system environment. However, Sybase will support Sybase products running on such environments as long as:

a) the virtualization machine environments is already officially certified and approved by the corresponding OS platform vendor;

b) the OS running in the virtual machine is already officially certified by Sybase (see Platform Certification Site at http://certification.sybase.com/ucr/search.do) Note, however, that if Sybase is unable to reproduce an issue, the customer may be asked to reproduce the problem running natively on the certified OS, without the use of such virtualization systems.

c) Please note that the extent of support does not cover performance. Sybase does not gurantee the performance for any sybase products running on virtual machines.

I know of zero enterprise customers that have VMware environments that don't use DRS initiated vmotion and HA.

Cheers

Steve Ryles

Re: What prevents VMotion being supported with Ops Manager 3.7?

The answer is in your post itself.

Since "Sybase does not explicitly test or certify" it has not been tested by QA so it isnt.

Regards

adai

Re: What prevents VMotion being supported with Ops Manager 3.7?

Hi Steve,

Hi Steve I would like to take this discussion in email rather than the public forum as some

Information might be sensitive.

Since Sybase hasn’t certified explicitly we haven’t tested that same here.But now there are talks on to whether to

Support or not.

PS: I am adding Raja the ops-mgr lead in the discussion.

Regards

adai

Re: What prevents VMotion being supported with Ops Manager 3.7?

I understand wanting to take this offline for a bit to discuss a bit more freely...but in the meantime....is anyone out there actually having issues with Ops Mgr installed on VM's with DRS enabled/vMotion going on?

We have quite a few customers with this setup and haven't seen them having any issues related to vMotion/DRS.