troubleshooting Question

Expanding my VM infrustructure

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Server HardwareVMwareWindows Server 2012
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Current Infrastructure

vSphere 4.1 Essential Plus
2 x R710, 72 GB RAM – SAU-Cluster []
EqualLogic 6 TB [] iscsi
We have an ISA 2006 for routing traffic and internal firewalling.


1 x R720 72 GB RAM
PowerVault 24 TB NAS – [] [Windows Server 2012] iscsi
Juniper Switch to ISP and R720 DMZ  – then some routing to our internal network.

Plan is to host 30 Windows 7 VMs to be accessed remotely – these PCs will access in house application. I thought I could use Terminal Services, but the application does not run on 64 bit OS.
So if I put 32 Bit, it will only see 4 GB, thus I ended up with 30 Windows 7 VMs.

This new host will be in the DMZ, I need to be able to add it to my vCenter Server, and Create a new Cluster called  [SIL-Cluster]. Would like to know if I can add it to HA on SAU-Cluster; It should also be able to see the EqualLogic.

Then I need to add the PowerVault NAS to the clusters and then move some of the VMs from the EqualLogic to  the new NAS to make room for the 30 VMs.

I cannot upgrade to vSphere 5 yet, so I need ideas around my current version of VMWare.

….you are allowed to scrap the idea down and post a new idea or approach  – I am still at planning stages.
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