pwack
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Whats needed to build a HA system

Whats needed to build a HA system with 2 servers to provide redundancy for 2 SVR 2016 VMs,so runnning 2 SVR 2016 VMs on one server with the ability for a clone of the 2 SVR 2016 VMs to be enabled on the second server if the main server fails for any reason.

I need to buid a redundant system to protect 2 SVR 2016 VMs

I belive HA can provide this funcionality but im not sure what products/licenses ect I need to by to build the system

I have knowledge of the hyperviisor side of VMWare but not that hot on all the bells an whistles that go with it.

Any help would be apreciated

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scott28tt
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Moderator: Thread moved to the vSphere area.


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scott28tt
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Do you need instant failover or would you tolerate loss of service for the time it took for the Windows Server OS to boot?

What sort of application/service is running on Windows?

How many CPU cores would the VM have?


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pwack
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I dont need instant failover , loss of service for the time it took for the Windows Server OS to boot would not be an issue

the VMs would be 4core/16gb mem

One would run  Access control system software and the other would be running  ANPR software , there not large systems and dont need mega resources to run.

I have 2 identical dell servers (1pr/8core/16th 64gb mem) to deploy the system onto.

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scott28tt
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Sounds like vSphere HA will do the job (rather than the added protection of FT)

In which case here's a checklist which lists the requirements.

Shared storage is a must - either physically separate to the hosts or using something like vSAN in a 2 node configuration.


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