thoughts on VMware storage
Posted on 2013-05-20
I have (8) 900 GB 10k 2.5" SAS disks that I cannot return. Have had them about a year. Still in boxes. Ended up not buying the HP P2000 G3 they were going into. So, I have open bays in two of my VMware hosts. I was thinking of placing (4) in each in a RAID 5 and using them for Veeam / VMware replication storage. I was either going to configure separate jobs that replicate to one store, then the other, or create one job and simply copy the replication files to the other store.
I figure like this, while I don't have it set up as shared storage and it is dependent on the host being up, I would at least have the same data on both hosts and could run the VMs from local storage until my VNXe was repaired. Further, if one host is down and the VNXe, I'd have the replicated VMs on each host so the host that is functional could run the VMs temporarily, until the SAN and other host were repaired.