Some additional information.
We are running 18 vm's
We have 10gig networking in place
The hosts each have dual port 10gb cards
what is the load on the servers?
why are you looking to spend money on a working system, what are you trying to fix?
Load on each system is roughly 10% cpu, 70% ram. (64gb ram each, will be upgrading to 128gb each soon)
Goal is to be able to survive 1 host failure and have essential infra vm's continue to run.
A short time after I started, one of these vm hosts locked up / purple screened and that's when I started to dig into how it's set up. There is no real redundancy or failover right now. I'm just trying to get essential services to continue to run in the case that a host fails.
Moderator: Moved to vSphere Storage
Hello RadiatedBirds My suggestion would be to purchase a DAS storage, my friend has lab with the same setup and he uses MD3200 Dell
The MD3200 has dual controller with 8 direct SAS 6GB ports that you can connect redundantly to 4 hosts. Best of all, you get the massive IO of direct attached storage
hope it helps
You can also attach multiple MD12XX units the the MD32XX and expand storage as you need to.