This post was originally posted in the Virtualization section, but since i haven't received any feedback, i thought i'll post it here.
I wasn't sure where to park this question and since it has something to do with virtualization, I thought I'd put it here. We're currently looking to setup a new cluster based on Windows 2008 R2 and our NetApp SAN (FC) w/Snapdrive 6.3. This new cluster will be used for MS SQL 2008 R2 clustering. We're continuing to do some research but just wanted to get some of your input on either going virtual for the two host machines (VM Guests on ESX 4.0), two physical boxes, or one physical and the other a VM. Thanks in advance.
Have you ran into any issues managing or troubleshooting the cluster due to the virtualization layer?
We're really leaning towards a physical box for the active node while a VM guest machine for passive and hope others in the community can chim in and provide some additional info regarding this type of setup in their environment. BTW, we're running FCP and NFS.