I have a very small Vsphere Essentials environment with local storage, I would LOVE it if a SAN was in their budget, but it is not. Due to a project for Bus Cont and yet needing more resources adding a second host with local storage will be required. I have more experience with larger environments with SANS.
Question I - if I add a second host, what are my options and what licensing would I need, to be able to do vmotion/storage vmotion - with two hosts each of which only has local storage (VMFS parts). So if I were to lose or have to rebuilt a host or even using HA for that matter.
I can always bring things up on the other host.
For Bus Continuity was planning on using Veeam to replicate local servers/handful of virtual desktops to cloud provider using Veeam to an ESX host that will reside at the hosting company yet be a member of the local Vsphere environment. So the main local host will just replicate delta diffs say 4x per hour possibly. If there is a catastrophic failure - users will SSL VPN, and have all server resources available, and the ability to RDP in to a virtual desktop at the hosting co to manipulate files on the replicated servers. (Thoughts/ideas)?
LICOMPGUY (Running 5.1/5.5 Essentials but can upgrade)..