SQL Cluster Failover on vmware
Posted on 2013-01-13
We are trying to setup HA in our database server, in our vSphere 5.1 VM environment.
I tried using MSCS Cluster failover 2008 with Shared SAN disk.
Both nodes are VMs and the shared disks were using vmware RDM and SCSI bus Sharing.
It works find except we lose vmware HA on the 2 nodes.
We cant vmotion /storage vmotion on active VM with SCSI bus sharing.
Is there anyway we can do this failover clustering and still be able VM vmotion / storage vmotion?
Or perhaps there is a way or 3rd Party Software that we can use that would enable MSCS like failover Clustering, combined with "database mirroring"?
If we do "database mirroring" we lose the automatic cluster fail over we get when we use MSCS.
Any input to this would be much appreciated.