Implementing HP EVA/P6000 Cluster Extension for Windows in a VMware Virtual Machine

Introduction

Organization
This white paper is divided into four main sections:

  • Requirements: Covers the required components for implementing HP EVA/P6000 Cluster Extension within a VMware Virtual Machine. Example configurations are outlined, including a Majority Node Set with File Share Witness.
  • Implementation Overview: Provides high-level instructions for implementing the solution. Subsections in this section correlate to subsections in the Implementation Detailed Instructions section. This structure provides significant details that can be quickly referenced if steps in the overview are unclear.
  • Implementation Detailed Instructions: Provides detailed step-by-step instructions for implementing the solution. It includes an example of implementing the solution based on a two-node cluster using Majority Node Set with File Share Witness.
  • Implementation Considerations: Provides several topics to consider when planning the environment. Additionally, it demonstrates potential hardware reduction when implementing Cluster Extension within a VMware virtual machine.

Requirements

The following software components are required for implementing CLX in a VMware virtual machine:

  • HP EVA/P6000 Cluster Extension for Windows
  • Windows Server 2003 or 2008 or 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition as virtual machines or guest OSes
  • VMware ESX Server

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