(Update: BTW, I’m not being sarcastic. I really do like this KB very much, I think it’s an excellent resource.)
One of my more popular posts that I wrote a couple of years ago was about configuring Microsoft Clustering Services (MSCS) on VMs. Getting MSCS configured correctly in VMs has always been tricky. Even now there is still some mystery surrounding VMware’s support of MSCS (Windows Failover Clustering as it is now known) and Microsoft’s other clustering technologies. Often these grey areas are as much a result of Microsoft’s own careful wording of the physical hardware it considers supported, and then how that translates into the virtual hardware world that VMware presents us.
So I was delighted this weekend to see a new Knowledge Based article published by VMware, which deciphers the support requirements for each of Microsoft’s clustering techniques:
The KB even includes this rather natty ready-reckoner:
Go and look, read and digest the entire pithy article for infinite wisdom: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1037959