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Active/Active Site Failover - Anyone doing it?

Paul Hutchings
Super Advisor

Active/Active Site Failover - Anyone doing it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6n3VpfesM8A

I've been looking at SAN/storage options and have been thinking very much in terms of "Live" and "Backup" sites. Both our locations are around 3/4 of a mile apart linked by 1 or 10gig ethernet (the fibre will take 10gig so it comes down to cost and necessity).

I'm now thinking why on earth wouldn't I want to go active/active if we're looking at Lefthand? I'm hoping to have them in next week to discuss options.

I'm a little blown away by that video tbh as it's not using expensive license options.

Appreciate any thoughts on whether vSphere's FT really is good enough that you'd be content with (for example):

Primary Site:
ESX Host
P4000
Single Switch (presumably with VLAN's to keep iSCSI and vMotion/FT traffic separated?)

Secondary Site:
ESX Host
P4000
Switch (presumably with VLAN's to keep iSCSI and vMotion/FT traffic separated?)