Microsoft Cluster on VMware ESX 4.1

Posted on January 6th, 2011 in Server, Storage, Tips, Virtualization, vSphere | 6 Comments »

To deploy Microsoft Cluster on VMware ESX 4.1 is not new thing, you may need to choose the right storage protocol in this case. According to VMware best practices, on Fiber Channel SAN will be supported with the current version. You will need to present the Share Storage via FC LUN to build the microsoft cluster in VMware environment. ISCSI & NFS both are not supported in this case.

You can view the Official VMware Documentation from here.

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Running SuSE Linux Cluster on VMware

Posted on September 12th, 2008 in Operating Systems, Tips | 15 Comments »

What? Running SuSE Linux Cluster on VMware ESX? Basically if you have VMware HA and DRS enable, your virtual machine is running on cluster mode. Then, why running Linux cluster on VMware? Who care? It’s just for fun and for personal testing purpose only.

1st, create two SuSE Linux(I’m running SLES 10 SP2) on VMware running on same network said cluster1(192.168.1.1) and cluster2(192.168.1.2).

2nd, add new hard disk on VMware infrastructure client. Please remember to choose ‘Use an existing virtual disk‘.

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3rd, install and configure Linux cluster heartbeat.

Make sure you have heartbeat RPM install
cluster1:~ # rpm -qa|grep heartbeat
sles-heartbeat_en-10.1-0.20
heartbeat-pils-2.1.3-0.9
heartbeat-stonith-2.1.3-0.9
yast2-heartbeat-2.13.13-0.3
heartbeat-2.1.3-0.9

cluster2:~ # rpm -qa|grep heartbeat
sles-heartbeat_en-10.1-0.20
heartbeat-pils-2.1.3-0.9
heartbeat-stonith-2.1.3-0.9
yast2-heartbeat-2.13.13-0.3
heartbeat-2.1.3-0.9

Install Linux cluster heartbeat RPM package if you haven’t install
cluster1:~ # rpm -ivh heartbeat-xxxxxx
cluster1:~ # rpm -ivh heartbeat-stonith-xxxxxx
and etc

Edit Authentication file (same for cluster1 and cluster2)
cluster1:~ #vi /etc/ha.d/authkeys
auth 2
2 sha1 MVM_CLUS2!

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