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Does I must clustering vmware hosts for use a "shared" iscsi datastore?

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Hi,
I have 2 vmware esxi host and one windows server 2012 that I want to configure how ISCSI target for the 2 esxi.
I want to have a shared datastore where i can put the vm, templates, iso ecc..something similar to Hyper-V Failover cluster.
It is only necessary install vcenter or I must clustering the two esxi server?
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Hi,

First need to understand how you plan to use that Windows as iSCSi Storage Server?? Plan to use any tool like starwind or something similar??

Regarding the question, no you just need to present the LUNs to the ESXi nothing else and you dont need a vCenter for that.

You need a vCenter to use both ESXi for sharing Storage, VMs etc. Not to present iSCSI volumes to the ESXi. That is dine in the ESXi host, not vCenter.

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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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You must have vCenter Server to use templates.
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Ok, but can I use the 2 nodes at the same time to the "shared" iscsi datastore?
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Yes you can. But without vCenter you cannot migrate VMs between them(vMotion).
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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Yes you can share an iSCSI LUN without vCentre if supported by your storage vendor.
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HA vMotion Templates is a vCenter Managemet function and requires the correct licenses as well
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