VMWare Guest OS on Local Storage
Posted on 2010-11-30
I have more than enough server hardware (CPU, Memory) to support all of my production and development virtual machines however I do not have enough SAN storage to host both environments. We are running VMWare ESX 4.1.
I was considering putting some of my development virtual machines on local storage, as in storage located within the cluster nodes themselves and not on the SAN. I realize this will of course prevent any kind of HA or DRS capability for those virtual machines, what I am wondering is if I host production virtual machines on the same hardware with SAN storage will my decision to put my development environment on the local storage have an impact on the cluster?