two vmware clusters shared equallogic
Posted on 2014-09-30
Because of security and not very clear rules of customers we currently have two separate vmware cluster which each their own vcenter. and storage. 1) office and development + test 2) production and acceptation
They have separte networks also.
Because we need to replace our SAN equallogic in cluster 2, i am playing with the idea of one big SAN for both clusters and looking for advantages and disadvantages. I am worried about impact of performance of testing and developing VM's (cluster 1) and impacting of that on cluster 2.
I am looking into buying 24x 600GB RAID 10 with 2 Hot spares. PS4100X
1) will it be easy to limited performance of IOPS with two seperate vcenters ? because they wont "know"each other.
2) we dont have any QoS or time or knowledge of that on switching/routing level, also dont have time to learn. We can offcourse use seperate nics for the different environments. Will that solve QoS issues ?
3) Will it be reasonable easy to detect issues in performance ?