Reference Implementation: Clustering VirtualCenter 2.5 Using Microsoft Cluster Services
VMware 24/JUN/2007 1.0
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availability clustering mscs virtualcenter high_availability
This paper documents the steps to successfully implement a high availability solution for VirtualCenter 2.5 using Microsoft's cluster services. There are some basic requirements to start the process. Microsoft requires Active Directory for cluster services. Additionally, Windows 2003 Enterprise server or higher will be necessary.
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Please see this KB Article for information about support of this implementation. (TBD)
How to use this proven practice
This document goes over the steps to successfully implement a high availability solution for VirtualCenter 2.5 using Microsoft's cluster services. It shows the setup of a reference implementation, however, other variations would also be valid. This document will be updated as additional configurations and options are validated.
The instructions were written using VMs for the cluster nodes. However, most of the instructions would apply for physical cluster nodes. For further information on clustering see Additional Resources at the end of this document.
Chris Skinner, VMware: wrote the initial version of this document based on his own testing