Currently I have 3 VMware hosts (2 Mac Minis and a Dell Server) with a pair of Synology NAS units running in high availability mode. As I found out the hard way - it turns out a backup is still required as my datastore got corrected and I narrowly escaped some serious dataloss. Perhaps not using the high availability mode is best and breaking them up into two separate NAS units with a primary and backup. I'm not sure how backing up virtual machines works so please run me through my options for software and all. This is a home office setup (I go all out with my stuff) so there is something to be said for being budget conscious.
This article outlines why you need to choose a backup solution that protects your entire environment – including your VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization hosts – not just your virtual machines.
Teach the user how to join ESXi hosts to Active Directory domains
Open vSphere Client: Join ESXi host to AD domain: Verify ESXi computer account in AD: Configure permissions for domain user in ESXi: Test domain user login to ESXi host:
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target.
To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…