We are protecting 110 VMs across 10 hosts. Currently, we have about 150 journal volumes located on a dedicated datastore. I’m planning on bringing up a dedicated Datastore Cluster for the journal volumes, so I can spread out the I/O between 8-10 datastores. Just wondering if there’s any potential issues with this solution.
You can change the location of the Journal’s datastore from the “Edit VPG” Wizard.
Replication tab > VM Settings > Journal’s datastore.
That should not cause any issues, within the time frame the svMotion task is taking place in the hypervisor you will be limited to perform recovery operations.
Although I appreciate the response, that’s not what I asked. I know how to move the journals, and that you can svMotion them without any problem. My questions are:
Sorry for not getting the question on point.
There are no issues with using a vSphere datastore cluster for journal volume location.
I assume there are some customers who use that configuration, as for recommendation that depends on your administration preferences and needs.