Getting started with Cluster - Design advice


  • We have a new Dell VRTX server with 2 blades and shared storage.

    Its my first Cluster so I'm trying to get to grips with the design and terminology.

    What I want to achieve (Goals):-

    • Hyper-V Cluster to ensure resilience and no single point of failure
    • Virtualise a number of older physical servers, such as Print Servers, consoles for managing systems, door access system etc
    • Virtualised new file server with DFS for use access to data

    Any advice on how best to configure this would be appreciated, not necessarily step by step but whether to use high availability file server?, do we use SMB?,  how to best partition the storage?, how best to provide storage for file server? etc etc

    I will also be wanting to make snapshots of the Hyper-V servers onto another physical server off-site just in case of a disaster.

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013 4:56 PM


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