tfernandesMemberMarch 26, 2010 at 1:44 am #148137
Anyone knows whether we can create a cluster using virtual PC 2007.
Details as under
Server01 – DC, DNC, DHCP
Server02 – Member Server
Objective: To Create a cluster among server01 & server02 and install exchange 2003 on Server01 (active /passive nodes) & test for failover / failback scenarios
I would like to know if this is possible in Virtual PC 2007.
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OssianModeratorMarch 26, 2010 at 2:03 am #180704
Re: Need Help : Cluster in Virtual Pc 2007
A hint what OS(es) are involved would be very helpful!
sorinsoMemberMarch 26, 2010 at 1:21 pm #266975
Re: Need Help : Cluster in Virtual Pc 2007tfernandes;199020 wrote:I would like to know if this is possible in Virtual PC 2007.
I wouldn’t count on it.
To have a cluster, you will need a Enterprise-class OS (on the hosts). None of those is supported in VirtualPC 2007, even with SP1. This said, any testing in such an environment will have untrustworthy results.
More than that, VirtualPC 2007 is not a cluster-aware virtualization solution. It has difficulties dealing with remote storage (you are talking about some shared storage on some SAN disks, if you’re talking cluster, aren’t you?), so I really cannot see all this coming together.
And all this even before knowing what OSes you have there, as Ossian requested.
Just to be certain: I am not saying it cannot be done. Just that:
1) I doubt it it can be done, so the time invested in tailoring such an environment might be wasted in vain;
2) even if one will manage to build the test environment, the results of the test are uncertain.
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