Hyper-V Storage

Ade, Harry - (harrya) 1 Reputation point

I have 2 exact HP DL380 Gen 10 Servers. Both have about 15tb of hard drive space. What I would like to do is create a failover cluster where I use the on-board disks for the VM's. Is this possible? How would I go about setting up the hard drives? I already have them in a Raid10 array. I've seen where you should use CSV's or iSCSI. Any thoughts would be appreciated. F.Y.I. We do not have a SAN or NAS

Windows Server Clustering
Windows Server Clustering
Windows Server: A family of Microsoft server operating systems that support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.Clustering: The grouping of multiple servers in a way that allows them to appear to be a single unit to client computers on a network. Clustering is a means of increasing network capacity, providing live backup in case one of the servers fails, and improving data security.
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  1. Alfred Zong 1 Reputation point


    Thanks for your posting!

    Based on your descriptions, I would like to advise you to check the following things.

    1. Which OS do you use to create a failover cluster?
    2. Generally,we advise customers to do a storage space direct under this situation. But, since your storage has been in a Raid10 array,it didn't meet the basic requirements.
      Here's how drives can be connected for Storage Spaces Direct:Storage Spaces Direct hardware requirements
    3. You can find a third server as share storage or one server virtualizes two VM to create a cluster, but it is equivalent to losing high availability.

    Thanks for your time!
    Best Regards,


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  2. Alex Bykovskyi 1,681 Reputation points


    As an alternative to S2D, you can use StarWind VSAN to create a 2 node cluster. StarWind can utilize an existing RAID10 to create replicated shared storage pool and share it via iSCSI. The following guide will walk you through the configuration process:


    Alex Bykovskyi

    StarWind Software

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