-- PDL (Permanent Device Loss) Esxi considers device loss permanent. It can be caused by making a LUN inaccessible to a host. This state of PDL is inferred from SCSI sense codes returned for a LUN by an array. ESXi interprets certain codes as a permanent failure.

--APD (All Paths down) Esxi considers connectivity Loss as transient. This can occur if a host can't access the storage array via network. Till 5.x there was no support for handling APD.

  • Upto 4 vCPUs per VM (Its a Hard Limit)
  • Upto 8 vCPUs per host (User Customizable)
  • Upto 4 FT Protected VMs per host (User Configurable)
  • Any Disk FT supported like Thin, Thick or EZT
  • Hot enable FT supported, means you can turn ON or OFF FT while VM is running.
  • Greatly enhanced Host compatible with FT. So now if your hosts are vMotion compatible, most likely they would be FT compatible.
  • FT previously was compatible with SRM but now currently isn't compatible with SRM.                              
  • FT still is not supported for SDRS, vVols, VCD, VR or stretched clusters (try for stretched Clusters but not supported due to performance)

Which course is right for me?

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