I am new to the whole vm thing and have been told that Drobo B1200i are the way to go for a budget VM solution using Hyper V.
I am trying to set up the device so that the VMs can reside on an ISCSI share and physical server 1 is pointing at this ISCSI location to run the VM’s from. We would also like to have a 2nd physical server that can point to the same ISCSI target and run the VMS from there in the event that the 1st server goes down for Maint or unexpectedly.
I know there is a great document on how to setup a Windows 2k8 clustered environment for HA, but my manager does not want to go that route. I know without the environment having a shared Clustered store and server resources, having 2 windows servers talk to the same ISCSI target would be a disaster as there is no control over reads and write to the target disk and it will corrupt the disk.
What is the best way to utilize the Drobo and have manual “failover” in my situation? Im not sure how this would or could work.