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Please help me to understand best practice to be followed if we have to configure MS cluster on Virtual Machines .

Any Network dependency/ limitation ?

Any storage dependency/limitation ?

Thanks.
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Configuration is exactly the same as per physical.

You will need to use RDM (RAW) LUNs for storage.

You will need at least a single NIC for heartbeat.

Have you followed these guides?

Setup for Failover Clustering and Microsoft Cluster Service - ESX 4.1/ESXi 4.1/vCenter Server 4.1
http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r41/vsp_41_mscs.pdf

Setup for Failover Clustering and Microsoft Cluster Service - ESXi 5.0/vCenter Server 5.0
http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-mscs-guide.pdf


http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1004617
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many thanks for sharing such great info.
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no problems.
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Thanks.
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