How to Set Placement Options for a Host
You can use the procedure in this topic to set the following placement options for a virtual machine host:
- Designate a host as a maintenance host. For more information, see About Maintenance Hosts.
- Exclude or include a host in virtual machine placement. For more information about placement, see About Virtual Machine Placement.
- Add default virtual machine paths to be used to store virtual machines on the host. For more information, see About Default Virtual Machine Paths.
To set placement options for a host
In Hosts view, navigate to the host group that contains the host, and then, in the results pane, double-click the host.
Click the Placement tab.
To designate the host as a maintenance host, select the This host is a maintenance host check box.
To exclude the host from virtual machine placement, clear the This host is available for placement check box. The host will not be listed during placements and will not be available to host virtual machines.
To add a virtual machine path to the host, click Add and then in the Select Destination Folders dialog box, navigate to the folder on the host where you will store virtual machines, and click OK. The virtual machine paths are added to the selection list for virtual machine locations during placement.