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Why would you need three servers im a bit confused unless the documentation is just saying three for upmost redundancy ie a hotspare

How i see it this is what you need?

Server 1 ) ESXI
Server 2 ) Datastore (this could be in the form of a NAS or SAN it doesnt have to be a physical whole server that has huge hdd space)
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Why would you need three servers im a bit confused unless the documentation is just saying three for upmost redundancy ie a hotspare
How i see it this is what you need?
Server 1 ) ESXI
Server 2 ) Datastore (this could be in the form of a NAS or SAN it doesnt have to be a physical whole server that has huge hdd space)

im trying to edit that post, as i delved deeper into this testbed the extra servers were for more power/performance with no special need smile.gif.. still cannot edit that part.. might have to wait till i can edit and show my testbed smile.gif
Edited by stubass - 2/27/12 at 12:49am
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Originally Posted by Norse View Post

Why would you need three servers im a bit confused unless the documentation is just saying three for upmost redundancy ie a hotspare
How i see it this is what you need?
Server 1 ) ESXI
Server 2 ) Datastore (this could be in the form of a NAS or SAN it doesnt have to be a physical whole server that has huge hdd space)

This^

Plus your description you have a Synology NAS? You have a main VM server, one as Backup/hotspare, and as Synology SAN (iSCSI) set up as datastore? Mind you I haven't gotten my hands dirty yet with setting up a complete Virtualization from start to finish, I've mostly just stepped in to help thereby I might be missing something here.

Edit: And PS, this is a sick setup. I wish i had the cash to set up a lab for this just to mess around rolleyes.gif
Keep us updated! biggrin.gif
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Ah right, i was reading it and went "er why?" to the needing three. though if you are learning it, it MIGHT prove helpful because in the paid version of ESXI the servers can replicate themselves to each other so if one whole server fails it'll auto go into the other one somehow.

Not a slight clue how it works as we here at work are just going to have one server for now then two in the future

ie Server 1 copies everything live to Server 2, if Server 1 physically fails then Server 2 becomes live.
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Ah right, i was reading it and went "er why?" to the needing three. though if you are learning it, it MIGHT prove helpful because in the paid version of ESXI the servers can replicate themselves to each other so if one whole server fails it'll auto go into the other one somehow.
Not a slight clue how it works as we here at work are just going to have one server for now then two in the future
ie Server 1 copies everything live to Server 2, if Server 1 physically fails then Server 2 becomes live.

From my understanding, it works similar to Active/Active failover on Cisco ASA's. Its not only a hotspare but provides load balancing.
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OK, test bed is almost set up.. just some minor configs to do. look at 4th post i think for testbed setup thumb.gif
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im confused when you say two clients? and then management?

ESXI is administrated via vClient which can be on any computer
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im confused when you say two clients? and then management?
ESXI is administrated via vClient which can be on any computer

i know this, i like to have a sperate machine for managment which i want to achieve, including network devices.. i want say an administrator to manage the servers and network for example smile.gif
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ah gotcha. makes sense now. though i'd personally just have one high spec PC virtualising the two testing PC's
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