Hyper-V DAS to SAN Solution Topology Questions - High Availability?
Posted on 2011-09-16
I am new to using SAN and expanding our environment and have several questions. We just installed an EMC VNXe 3100 with 12 disk SAN in our environment. I want to convert our single Hyper-V server with DAS to a two-server high availability solution using the SAN. All servers are HP DL360 G5. After my redesign I will have 3 of the same servers to use as I wish with Hyper-V and Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, but for right now I only have plans for the two. All servers have two NICs with teaming. In short, what is the best way to leverage the hardware? Here are several subset questions:
Should I install another PCIe Teamed NIC to separate the SAN traffic? More than that needed?
Should the SAN traffic be on its own switch and/or subnet? Managed or unmanaged matter much here?
How should Server 2008 R2/Hyper-V be configured for high availability of all virtual machines? Failover clustering, other options?
Thank you in advance!