Been asking questions here recently bout a new network build, but I am being sold with going down the virtulization route. Would just like some advice on SAN hardware choices and virtulization software choices.
Will be look to run at least 2 servers, want to take advantage of HA. Uptime is critical.
Probably running server 2008. Running SQL, Exchange, File, Print, AD and RDS (terminal Services)
For HA been told SAN is essential, been looking at different sites, dell, hp, etc etc, not finding much information. The above platforms will be running in there own enviroments or through EBS + RDS (terminal Services), we are getting very good pricing on licensing microsoft products. Looking to have some sort of back up via Back Up Exec.
Usage is not going to be heavy, 50 users, I understand Raid configurations and already worked out how they would be configured in the SAN.
Just dont know where to look, few I have looked at seemed to be for high end usage, we're just a small business. Hearing lots of good things about vsphere and reading bout ess +, vmotion etc... would hyper V suffice for what we need ?
Any suggestions ?