vSphere/VMware: File Server Cluster vs FT - need some advice
Posted on 2011-02-11
We are migrating a windows 2003 File server (on a physical server) to a Windows 2008 R2 Standard that will run on a ESX cluster.
The new server has to have the same server name and IP than the old once once the data is migrated.
We would like to implement redundancy for this server we know that we can go with FT (VMware) or build a MS Cluster.
We looking for some feedback about which approach is going could be better, basically PROs and CONs about implementing the rundancy with FT vs MS cluster.
Also could someone provide some advise or guideliness about implementing a MS cluster on a vSphere 4.1 cluster. Do we have to use RDM LUNs? I assume that the cluster nodes have to placed each in a different ESX host, etc...
Thank you in advance for your help.