I am curious how anyone handles creating volumes on a VM server that they want outside the VM datastore? I have an EqualLogic array and have a large volume that contains all my VM datastore stuff, but want to be able to put data on a separate volume for replication to another array without having to replicate the entire datastore.
I created a new volume on my EqualLogic array and configured the iSCSI connection so my VM server can access the drive. The only problem is I can’t use vmotion to move from one ESX server to the other, which I was afraid would happen.
Is there a better way? Your thoughts and comments are appreciated.