Exchange 2003 on vmware ESX 3.0.2 or not ?
Posted on 2007-11-14
I have an exchange 2003 SP2 in a active/passive cluster environment.
Because we are using fiber and veritas enterprise manager to go to our san storage on netapp (which is not supported by netapp), we are planning to migrate to something else.
We have two options to do this:
Install a new exchange 2003 cluster on new hardware and using iscsi to connect to our netapp storage. We also want to use snapdrive and snapmanager for exchange (netapp products).
Install exchange 2003 on our vmware environment as a single server (no cluster) and use Vmotion, HA, ... to "replace" the cluster.
We have ESX 3.0.2 and connecting to our storage with NFS.
Which option would you guys prefer and why ?