Solved

Microsoft Lync 2013

Posted on 2016-11-18
4
78 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-22
Hi,

I have 2 VM servers set as front end pool servers and they are not clustered at the moment. If I create a 2 node MS failover cluster on VMware 6.0  and use same disks  would that cause any issues?

I can be wrong but my concern is that as disks are in use, will I have inconsistent data in cluster? do I need to delete the disk and start from fresh?

current VM disks are set in virtual mode and eager zero thick type.

tanks
0
Comment
Question by:kuzum
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 120

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
ID: 41892692
How are you going to create a two node cluster using VMDKs ?

it's only supported for Cluster in a Box, which is used for demonstration purposes, not really supported for a Microsoft Failover Cluster, iSCSI RDM or Fibre Channel RDM are used for Failover Clustering.

You will need to start from scratch to build your cluster disks (VMDKS) if you want to use Cluster in a Box.

Microsoft Clustering on VMware vSphere: Guidelines for supported configurations (1037959)

Setup for Failover Clustering and Microsoft Cluster Service ESXi 6.0 vCenter Server 6.0
0
 

Author Comment

by:kuzum
ID: 41892706
Hi Andrew

I think we are on the same page. my findings are from this page and yes it has to be cluster in Box and yes it will be VMDKs, disk size are 400GB so I believe disk do  not have to be RDM but it still has to be in physical mode?

https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-60/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-60-setup-mscs.pdf

So question is:   DO I need to build everything from scratch using physical mode or virtual mode?
and I need to restore all SQL databases for lync  to new design so it can be up to date again?
0
 
LVL 120
ID: 41892734
I would NOT recommend Cluster in a Box approach, again, it's used for Demonstrations, not designed for Production.

You will need to use Virtual SCSI Bus Sharing, it' easier to setup new, than trying to re-engineer

http://wojcieh.net/microsoft-cluster-running-on-vmware-esxi-cluster-in-a-box/
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:kuzum
ID: 41897303
as it sounded in the official docs. NOT worth wasting time on this
0

Featured Post

Major Incident Management Communications

Major incidents and IT service outages cost companies millions. Often the solution to minimizing damage is automated communication. Find out more in our Major Incident Management Communications infographic.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article will show you how to create an ISO CD-ROM/DVD-ROM image (*.iso), and MD5 checksum signature, for use with VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5). It's a good idea to compare checksums, because many installations fail because of a corr…
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, using the VMware Host Client. The virtual machine has Windows Server 2016 instal…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to install and configure the Windows Server Backup Utility. Directly connect an external storage device such as a USB drive, or CD\DVD burner: If the device is a USB drive, ensure i…
This tutorial will show how to configure a new Backup Exec 2012 server and move an existing database to that server with the use of the BEUtility. Install Backup Exec 2012 on the new server and apply all of the latest hotfixes and service packs. The…

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question