VMware View Clusters and the limitvmsperesxhost parameter

Came across an interesting issue over the weekend relating to our View vSphere cluster. Wanted to evacuate VM’s off a host for maintenance purposes and was lazy and thought to keep them up. Thing was DRS wouldn’t let me move them across to hosts  after a little head-scratching noticed the above setting set in the advanced area (was hard set by the previous admin). In fairness could see why he did – Frank Denneman wrote a nice piece on it – enclosed

http://frankdenneman.nl/2012/10/10/vsphere-5-1-drs-advanced-option-limitvmsperesxhost/

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