Server 2012 cluster with local fileserver role
Posted on 2014-03-23
i am going to offer a server to a customer. If costs are not to big i am thinking about clustering.
What we need:
-Server2012 with hyper-v role
- One VM as primary Domain controller, SQL on it and some shared folders
We are talking about a small (10 users) company. So this could be all in managed by one machine.
I read a little about about failover clusters. Thinking this isn´t bad. A second Server-Hardware as cluster couldn´t be a problem. But then i was reading, that it isn´t allowed or supported to make a cluster of Servers that are the fileservers... is this true ?
For such a small company SAN isn´t a good idea because of pricing. One could use a NAS for storage and sharing. But in my ideas it would be look like this:
1 Hardware managing one VM (ActiveDirectory, fileshares, SQL)
2-node-cluster with another hardware
NAS,USB-HDDs and Online-Backup for Backup
Is this possible and making sense ?