2 Replies Latest reply on May 9, 2019 7:23 AM by tbro

    Storage Groups with Multiple vCenters

    tbro Novice

      I have 3 vCenters connected to my AppVolumes managers that all share the same storage. When I make storage groups, do I need to make one storage group for each vCenter? Or, can I have one storage group and select the  datastores I need in each vCenter? I know that the Template storage location needs to be specified for each storage group, so that's where I'm wondering if I need to have multiple groups to account for the path to the template.

        • 1. Re: Storage Groups with Multiple vCenters
          sjesse Master
          vExpert

          This depends on what your need. Storage groups are basically a source volume and one or more destination volumes. If your trying to sync appstacks between all 3, if you pick a primary one, have that one sync to a nfs data store. Then In each of the other vcenters have the data stores there sync from the nfs share. So You basically need one per vcenter unless your trying to appstacks at different locations. The only thing I'd be careful of is creating a circle, when vc1 replicates to vc2, then vc2 replicated to vc3, and vc1 replicates back to vc1. I'm not sure appvolumes will handle that appropriately, but maybe someone else had tried it.

          • 2. Re: Storage Groups with Multiple vCenters
            tbro Novice

            I'm basically trying to spread out writable volume creation. Currently we have a writable volume assignment that points to a storage group so that when a new user logs in they will get a new writable created on one of the datastores in the storage group. Now we have expanded and have 3 vCenters, so trying to make a similar mechanism, but was unsure if I could do it with one storage group or if we needed 3.