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HA failover configuration in 7mode Simulator.

Hi All,

 

Can someone help me in creating HA configuration in 7mode Simulator. 

 

Thanks 

Re: HA failover configuration in 7mode Simulator.

It is possible only in 7.x version (not sure if it is still available). 8.x version does not support HA pair anymore. 

Re: HA failover configuration in 7mode Simulator.

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Its possible, its just not supported, its not documented, and its extremely complex to configure.

 

 

Re: HA failover configuration in 7mode Simulator.

Do you have a link to description how to do it?

Re: HA failover configuration in 7mode Simulator.

No documentation that I could find.  To get it working I had to solve a few puzzles.  How to make NVRam persist accross reboots, how to get 2 VMs shared access to the simdisks, and how to get NVRam mirroring working accross nodes.  More accurately, I had to figure out how they solved them.  Ultimately it involved moving the simdisks to an nfs share, a number of settings in the vloader, and using the VMCI bus to simulate RDMA.  Its a complex config, and it only works on certain versions of VMware.

 

 

Re: HA failover configuration in 7mode Simulator.

Wow! Hat off ... Care to document it (blog or similar)?

Re: HA failover configuration in 7mode Simulator.

That could be interesting.  I don't run a blog though.  Maybe I should start.

 

It would probably take a series of posts.  To get through it you need an ESX server, an NFS server, and a pretty good comfort level in the systemshell.

 

 

Re: HA failover configuration in 7mode Simulator.

If you come around to doing it, please post a note here. Thank you!