Are You Interested in SMP FT ?

This has been a long standing request by customers who wants to have support for more than 1 vcpu for vSphere Fault Tolerance feature for obvious reasons. If you are interested and want to voice your opinion about it then VMware R&D will like to hear.

There is Survey regarding this , I highly encourage you to cast your vote on the link below. It will hardly take 10 minutes of your time.


For those of you who doesn’t know what is vSphere FT see the summary below.

vSphere Fault Tolerance (FT) provides continuous availability for applications in the event of server failures by creating a live shadow instance of a virtual machine that is in virtual lockstep with the primary instance. By allowing instantaneous failover between the two instances in the event of hardware failure, FT eliminates even the smallest chance of data loss or disruption.

  • Automatically trigger seamless stateful failover when the protected virtual machines fail to respond for zero downtime, zero data loss continuous availability
  • Automatically trigger the creation of a new secondary virtual machine after failover, to ensure continuous protection to the application

This is a pretty good opportunity to let your voice heard.

4 thoughts on “Are You Interested in SMP FT ?

    • True, having similar backup strategy will help a wide adoption and should be handled, however I feel that getting the SMP support should be priority and the backup next as FT technology is any way providing continuous protection for the VM.

  1. I am definitely voting “Yes” for it as we have requirements to protect VMs running with 2 or 4 vCPUs. Backup has been a concern although these VMs are being as file-system based backups with backup agents installed on them as of now.

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