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ESXi Host in a Cluster AND using local storage?

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I have an ESXi host connected to a SAN. It is in a cluster with 2 other hosts using a shared VFMS on the SAN.

This ESXi host also has 3TB of local raid storage.  Is it possible to set up a datastore on these local disks and place VMs there as if they were outside the cluster?

I'm confused if this would even work given that I suppose vCenter would have to show it as part of a cluster AND as a standalone host at the same time...
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Yes, that would work, assuming you're not expecting too much out of this.  Our current VDI View set up is this way.  I have a SAN where my masters and my View servers live and each host has a Fusion IO card on it that contains the replicas and the linked clones.

This works just fine... the ONLY downside to it is that since the clones and their replicas live on local storage there is no way to vMotion them should that host fail or need to be taken down for maintenance. So, everything should run just fine so long as you can deal with those VM's not having the safety of vMotion.

We have had hosts crash in this environment and cleaning up the mess is time consuming, but it's totally doable.

FYI...we are about to move all of this to centralized storage.
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