1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 22, 2017 3:35 AM by parmarr

    Virtual Alternative to Failover Cluster?

    FasMachine Lurker

      Hello VMWare community.


      I am looking to provide end users with a small, simple and relatively inexpensive alternative to failover clustering. There would be two physical servers to host a single virtual machine running Windows Server 2012 R2, SQL and an industrial automation app. 


      The VM image will need to be periodically replicated onto whichever physical server is not actively hosting the VM, or constantly replicating if it can do so with low enough overhead.


      Ideally, if the physical server which is actively hosting the VM fails, the other physical server would automatically fire up and run the VM without, or with minimal user intervention.


      Can VSphere be the solution I'm looking for? Which product in particular?