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  1. Hugo Strydom
    Hugo Strydom at |

    Is Windows 2012 on ESXi 5.1 supported by MS yet ?

    Seems on the VSSP It is not yet :

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  2. Johan Blom
    Johan Blom at |

    Great News… Now we only await the possibility to use RDM's and to vMotion a VM in a shared disk cluster (RDM) 🙂

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  3. » The Status of Microsoft Failover Clustering Support on VMware vSphere 5.1 Long White Virtual Clouds

    […] Windows Server 2012 Failover Clustering is not supported currently. Period. Not even with in-guest iSCSI. [Updated 21/06/2013] Except with non-shared disk access, in-guest iSCSI, or in-guest SMB storage access. MS SQL Server 2012 on top of Windows Server 2012 with AlwaysOn Availability Groups is supported as it does not require shared disk. See the VMware KB Microsoft Clustering on VMware vSphere: Guidelines for Supported Configurations (1037959) and my article Windows Server 2012 Failover Clustering Now Supported By VMware With Some Caveats. […]

  4. » VMware Products Not Supported with SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups Long White Virtual Clouds

    […] of Windows Server 2012 Clustering and SQL Server in particular in my articles titled Windows Server 2012 Failover Clustering Now Supported By VMware With Some Caveats and The Status of Microsoft Failover Clustering Support on VMware vSphere 5.1. VMware […]

  5. Karen
    Karen at |

    Hi, I am planning to install Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2012 Failover cluster Virtual machines on different ESX Hosts. So wanted to understand if that is also supported? Would i be able to Vmotion the Virtual machines?

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  6. Anup
    Anup at |

    Hi, I am planning to install Microsoft Failover Clustering using Windows 2012 R2 and MS SQL Server 2012. This is going to be very I/O intensive DB. Can I have some recommendations and suggestions please?

    Thanks

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  7. DP
    DP at |

    In affect a VMware cluster is a cluster. If you need HA just utilize VMware HA for failover hosts and storage. Is it really necessary to have a cluster in a cluster? Just playing a little devils advocate here.

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  8. gingerdazza
    gingerdazza at |

    Hi Michael. So, would I be right in saying that you can now implement a MS SQL shared disk cluster with Nutanix atop VMware using the in-guest iSCSI capabilities that NOS 4.6 supports?

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