VSphere with mixed host and virtual servers.
Posted on 2012-08-30
Can someone please advise whether it is possible/feasible to have one VSphere Enterprise setup with both clusters comprised of several IBM servers hosting Windows servers and another cluster comprising of two SPARC T4-1 Oracle servers hosting Solaris 10 OS?
We currently have Vsphere Enterprise with several IBM server clusters each hosting Windows servers. The SAN is also an IBM device. We are about to purchase an Oracle financial system and have been advised that the required environment is 2 x SPARC T4-1 servers with Solaris 10 OS and Oracle VM Server for SPARC and Oracle Solaris Cluster Enterprise Edition.
I have no experience with the Oracle/Sun system so this question may be very naive but do we actually need to purchase the Oracle VM server solution or could we use our existing VMware environment?
If we do need to establish an Oracle VM environment would be able to attach it to our existing SAN or would it also require a separate SAN?
Any guidance or feedback will be greatly appreciated, thank you.