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  1. Derek Seaman
    Derek Seaman at |

    I agree 100%! In my environments I usually setup a two node critical services/management cluster for AD, vCenter/SQL, and other IT infrastructure mission critical services. This helps during cold power ups, as you know your vCenter, AD, and SQL VMs are on one of two hosts.

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  2. Andrew Mauro
    Andrew Mauro at |

    A management cluser could be really recomended in each mid-enterprise environment. Or in enviroment with mixed virtualization technologies, like vCloud Directory (but not for all the hosts) or View

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  3. Tim
    Tim at |

    How would the licensing work? We currently have a single 4-node cluster under vSphere Enterprise Plus. If I scrounged up 2 additional hosts for a management cluster, would they need to be licensed the same as production? I have a feeling this might be difficult to justify to the check writers as I'd potentially need another 4 CPU licenses.

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  4. Tim Sommer
    Tim Sommer at |

    Anyone know what happened to the article? The link is dead. Please post it if you have it!

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