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Hi,

I like to have automatic failover for a 2 site HP lefthand SAN configuration. To avoid split-brain scenarios, HP recommends a 3rd failover site for the FOM. Sadly this is not a very likely option for my customer. Can I have a FOM setup as a FT machine nested in our VM cluster so we have automatic failover for the HP SAN if either one of the sites goed down?

Regards,
Marcel
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No that is not supported, if a third site is really not possible it's better to install it on a local store of one of the virtual server hosts and placed in a separate site (as in, not belonging to the production sites) ...

Alternatively, I've also seen it placed on a desktop running VMware Player and the FOM as a virtual machine in that VMware Player on the desktop.

The desktop is placed in some remote building far enough for when disaster would strike in the original site...
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Hi,
I know it is not best practice, but wil it work? If one location fails FT should keep the FOM available for the remaining node... correct?
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I see what you mean ... I don't think it will work like it should though, not sure, it still resides on the same storage it is trying to protect, so it will give some errors I assume...
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