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Method enableSecondaryVM_Task(VcVirtualMachine vm, VcHostSystem host)

Enables the specified secondary virtual machine in this fault tolerant group.

This operation is used to enable a secondary virtual machine that was previously disabled by the VcVirtualMachine call. The specified secondary will be automatically started whenever the primary is powered on.

If the primary virtual machine (i.e., this virtual machine) is powered on when the secondary is enabled, an attempt will be made to power on the secondary. If a host was specified in the method call, this host will be used. If a host is not specified, one will be selected by the system. In the latter case, if the cluster is a DRS cluster, DRS will be invoked to obtain a placement for the new secondary virtual machine. If the DRS recommendation (see VcClusterRecommendation) is automatic, it will be executed. Otherwise, the recommendation will be returned to the caller of this method and the secondary will remain powered off until the recommendation is approved using VcClusterComputeResource.

Returns

VcTask

Arguments

Name Type Description
vm VcVirtualMachine The secondary virtual machine specified will be enabled. This field must specify a secondary virtual machine that is part of the fault tolerant group that this virtual machine is currently associated with. It can only be invoked from the primary virtual machine in the group.
host VcHostSystem The host on which the secondary virtual machine is to be enabled and possibly powered on. If no host is specified, a compatible host will be selected by the system. If the secondary virtual machine is not compatible with the specified host, the secondary will not be re-enabled and a fault will be returned.