Storage, Backup and HA for new vmware architecture.
Posted on 2011-10-05
We're looking to virtualize our servers. I have a few questions but first of all, this is what I currently have.
1 Exchange server
2 TS server
1 Domain controller
1 PBX on windows 2008
I have about 40 employees.
I'm looking at the Dell R510 Dual E5620 Xeon with 32GB ram. 4X300GB SAS. To host this.
First of all, would you recommend me to buy two servers and to share the vm between both ?
Should I use Vmware HA, Vmotion or should I buy something like Vreplicator or Veeam software ?
Or do I need both ?
I was thinking to use a QNAP TS-859U-RP+ Turbo NAS with 8X1TB Seagate 7200rpm 32M cache. It's ISCSI compatible.. and it's VMWARE compatible. Do you think it will support all my vm load ? Exchange DB ?
How should I backup my VM ? Is VReplicator a good software for VM backup ? Do you have something else to suggest me ?
For the budget question...
About 8k$ for the servers
2.5k - 3k$ for Storage
?? for software
- 1 or 2 servers ?
- HA or not ?
- Which backup solution can I, should I use ?
- Shared storage ? Will the Qnap do the job ?
Thanks in advance !