Is it possible to let the ESX host mirror the VM's disks to 2 different volumes? We are not looking for a SAN side HW replication, but a vmware software solution. Our SAN's have both FC, NFS and ISCSI but are from 2 different vendors..
It shouldnt be to much of a problem to add 1 lun from SAN1 and 1 lun from SAN2 and mirror them on the ESX host level. I think it should be able to have that done within the VM, but i dont what to add software mirroring to all our servers.
Because we have some licensing issus we are not beeing able to upgrade to Vsphere, but i hear someone talked about a similar solution there.
Does anyone know if this is possible?
No, this solution is not possible now. However I suppose VMware will implement it some day, maybe even this year. Too many requests I heard about it.
As for now you have to implement SAN/NAS side replication, vendor supported or by yourself. There are some solutions based on DRBD like Xtravirt Virtual SAN.
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Also with OpenFiler, it has the ASYNC feature that you can tested and it works NFS/iSCSI/CIFS protocols.
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