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MSA60 DualDomain + P421 for Hyper-V 2012R2 failover cluster

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MSA60 DualDomain + P421 for Hyper-V 2012R2 failover cluster



I want to build the following scenario but Ihaven't been able to validate if it is possible. Can someone please help me with this?


The objective is to build an Hyper-V 2012 R2 (core) failover cluster using MSA60 as shared storage with VM load distributed on 2 DL380 G6 servers.


The configuration would be:


1x HP MSA60 Dual Domain (12x300GB 15k SAS Dual Port)

2x HP ProLiant DL380 G6

2x HP SmartArray P421 1GB DDR3 FBWC (one in each server)


The cabling:


DL380G6-01(P421-Port1)  <=> MSA60-IOM1-IN

DL380G6-02(P421-Port1)  <=> MSA60-IOM2-IN



Thank you very much in advance.



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Re: MSA60 DualDomain + P421 for Hyper-V 2012R2 failover cluster

These MSA's are not designed to be shared at all.


Dual domain means you can have dual pathes from a single host, single controller. The problem is the controller cache in he server which cannot be synced between the servers.


You need something like a MSA2000, P2000 or MSA2040, 1040, etc.



You would need the Smart Array P1228 DAN Controller together with a D6000 disk chassis for this (because of the controller caches), but this is bound to the StoreOnce and StoreAll product lines only.


DAN means Direct Attached Network.

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