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How do I configure Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 multi site cluster on VMware 4

I want to setup a 2 node Windows 2008 R2 multi site cluster on VMware 4....can this be done and what are the steps? There will be an ESX host on each site, and one node on each site. Replication will be handled by NetApp
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Brian BIndependant Technology ProfessionalCommented:
Assuming you already know how to set up a cluster? Doing it on VMWare won't be that much different. Just remember to set VM HA options to keep the two nodes off the same server in event of a failure.

Having said that, why not just use VM HA? Its much easier to manage.
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Luciano PatrãoICT Senior Infraestructure  Engineer  Commented:
Hi

If this is for testing purposes I understand, but if this is for production I do not understand why using this on a VMware. And of course, if you have a vCenter with the HA and DRS license.

But if still want to implement this, check this:

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1004617

also

http://www.windowsitpro.com/article/virtualization/microsoft-clustering-and-vmware-high-availability.aspx

Jail
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Danny McDanielClinical Systems AnalystCommented:
I think what mandalj is asking is if he can use MSCS across sites.  With one VM/node on a host in Site A and another VM/node in Site B.  Correct???

If so, you need a quorum disk that both nodes can access.  See http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r41/vsp_41_mscs.pdf for VMware's requirements for a supported configuration.
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mandaljAuthor Commented:
I was able to configure the cluster without shared storage and with a node majority file share
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