Originally Posted by cj_cheema
My query is how do i create two RHEL linux guests as RHEL cluster server.
As i know in for creating cluster of two physical linux boxes I need a SAN storage, fence device and RHEL cluster suite. But is it possible in VMware server as i want to setup on my home desktop pc.
Thanks & RGD
this is the link: http://www.vmware.com/support/gsx25/...nable_gsx.html
(same for VMware server)
Basically you need to edit the .vmx file under the host machine, then add those things to get shared scsi bus. (Windows/Linux does not matter)
You don't need any HW to do that. My first cluster was runnig on my laptop with an external HDD. 4 machines with 2Gb ram.
So the important things are these:
- scsi1.sharedBus = "virtual"
- scsi1:1.shared = "true"
- disk.locking = "false"
It worked for me when I tested Exchange 2003 and SQL server 2004.
The nodes were able to swap the disks and I still were able to use the main cluster with the node1's data on the shared disk on node2 and the quorum disk too.
So it is good.