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VSA - Proliant - Multi Site cluster and concurrent access to network raid 10 volumes ?

Max Pierre
Advisor

VSA - Proliant - Multi Site cluster and concurrent access to network raid 10 volumes ?

Hello,

I would like to know if datastores can be shared by VMs running on different sites.

For instance, in the schema, can running VMs, VM1 and VM4 create volumes on DS1 ?

At present, with the configuration as illustrated in the schema, a Datastore can only be accessed by one ESX server (SRV1 or SRV2).  When a server "owning a DS" goes down, a failover occurs and the DS is made available on the other Server. Is that the intended behaviour or should a datastore be accessed and shared by both ESX server in normal circumstances  ?

Best regards

Max

2 REPLIES
peyrache
Respected Contributor

Re: VSA - Proliant - Multi Site cluster and concurrent access to network raid 10 volumes ?

Vip is done for that ?
oikjn
Honored Contributor

Re: VSA - Proliant - Multi Site cluster and concurrent access to network raid 10 volumes ?

the VSA nodes need to be in their own storage.  It is not supported to have the VSA storage housed within the store that is served by the VSA itself as you appear to show in that picture