VMWare 6.7 solution here, Using Dell scv2020
Im looking towards making a vmdk, or a datastore avaliable to more than one VM (actually ,20) ,
in order to create a central repository to files between these VMs
Looking throughtly, i did found that its possible to share the same vmdk, as per below
but i will need probably to enable multi writer capability
I do ask if Ubuntu 18.04 GFS2 works out of the box in this case, or, do i need to look further
for Red Hat or SuSE
I did also found out that OCFS2 could be a good call here.
Is there any other recommended FS in thise case?
VMware Knowledge Base
Enabling or disabling simultaneous write protection provided by VMFS using the multi-writer flag (1034165)
Are VMware VMDK disk images a supported shared storage method in Red Hat Enterprise Linux High Availability Cluster?
Support Policies for RHEL High Availability Clusters - VMware Virtual Machines as Cluster Members
Great SuSe reference
Optional – The OCFS2 file system includes a
distributed lock manager and will safely allow multiple
cluster nodes to concurrently block mount shared
storage (Max 32 nodes are supported by SUSE, Max
8 nodes RW limitation per VMware)
Honestly, don't do this by making your life harder and increasing the chances of data loss plus limiting vSphere features by using multi-writer. Create a VM as a file server and configure an NFS export. Mount that export on all your other VMs so it's just a file share. Done.