Hi VMware Experts,
I have to provision a new VM for running CallXpress service on a virtualised environment.
This is the first time I am trying to install CallXpress server on a VM.
I have found out we can run the server on a windows server 2012 R2 environment.
These are the basic requirements
1)The new VM should have at least two data drives C:\ and D:\.
2)It should have min 4GB of memory.
3)It should have NIC.
2)It should have the ability for vMotion, HA, Flash read cache and dynamic resource allocation.
We already have a server 2012 R2 template which have 60GB C:\ partition with 4GB memory which I can use to deploy the c:\ drive,but how do I create a D:\ partition?
What is the advantages and disadvantages of creating the C:\ and D:\ partition in the same LUN of SAN?
What I was planning for this project is to deploy the VM from the existing template and then just before finishing the creation, customize it by adding another one more vDisk and use a different LUN for the D:\ drive vmdk file than using the same LUN used for creating the system files,so that in the future if I need to expand the d:\ drive I can expand in a fly without affecting the c:\ drive datastore.I am not sure that is the best practice for Compellent FC SAN.
Also How do I achieve the high Availability and vMotion side of things to work once I have created the VM?
I have read that adding the VM to a Host Cluster will achieve the HA,FT and vMotion, but not sure that will achieve all I want by just adding into the host cluster,what else I have to do to achieve that on a FC SAN environment?
any help/suggestions would be appreciated,
thanks in advance