Some background...I just received two new servers and a SAN. The servers are running VMware and are setup as two nodes in a clustered environment. While I got some crash-course training for VMware, I am a fresh fish to this game. I am setting up a new domain infustructure using all VMs running Windows Server 2012. I am considering setting up two Server 2012 VMs as a cluster to function as our file server and have some questions.
1. Do you recommend using a clustered environment for file serving to ensure high availability incase one of the VMs goes down, is taken offline for maintenance, etc?
2. To create the clustered environment, is it as simple as creating a virtual disk that will be used as the shared storage and then configuring the two Server 2012 VMs as a cluster?