Hi Experts ...
I need some advice, im not sure if i have my wires crossed. Im trying to setup an environment for a client and i continue to keep having problems with how the environment is structured.
What i have.
4x IBM Servers all with 32Gb RAM, 4x300Gb SAS Drives running RAID 5, Dual Quad Core Xeon Processors, running ESXi 5.5.
Just used for setting you two VM's, 1) Server 2008 r2 with Acitve Directory, 2) Server running Server 2008 r2 with SQL Server Express and VMWare vCenter Server 5.5.
Second, Third and Forth Server:
All Running ESXi 5.5 Enterprise editon.
All 3 servers add to vCenter as Hosts.
Installed VSA (VMWare Storage Appliance) This allows us to to create three NAS storage devices that are replicated across all three hosts. For redundancy.
We have created a resource pool allocating resources for about 60-70% of the cluster performance with 1 host for failover.
What we are trying to do:
We want to install and created the VM's in the resource pool and have the functionality of HA and DRS to vMotion the VM's from one host to the other automatically when a host goes offline or down.
We are finding with VSA installed in the cluster the functionality doesnt work the same, or do i have it wrong ???
Thanks in advance.