How to enable Ignore Storage DRS Affinity Rules for Maintenance Mode

Storage DRS affinity or anti-affinity rules might prevent a datastore from entering maintenance mode. You can ignore these rules when you put a datastore in maintenance mode.

Procedure

1. In the vSphere Client inventory, right-click a datastore cluster and select Edit Settings.
2. In the right pane of the Edit Datastore Cluster dialog box, select SDRS Automation.

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3. Click Advanced Options.
4. Select IgnoreAffinityRulesForMaintenance.
5. In the Value column, type 1 to enable the option.
Type 0 to disable the option.(Default option as shown in figure below)

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6 Click OK.

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