Windows Server 2008 clustering is not officially supported within VMware ESX?

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I read that Window sserver 2008 clustering is not officially supported within VMware ESX but that could be change . Any idea if this has been changed ? User submitted questions

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Server 2008 is Experimental for ESX 3.5, but it is fully supported by ESX 3.5 Update 2. Here’s the OS compatibility <a href=”http://www.vmware.com/pdf/GuestOS_guide.pdf”>link</a>

Microsoft doesn’t support clustering under ESX. However I’ve done it in production, and it works fine for me. The catch is that Server 2008 doesn’t support clustering under SCSI disks which is what VMware presents, so you have to present iSCSI disks directly to the guest OSs.

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  • Johnaxn
    I am not experienced in ESX, but I have doubt if we one can implement ESXi and vmotion then what is the relevant of windows cluster? I read that EXSi will work as load balance and failover, if it has capability of moving VMs around different host then where windows cluster comes to the picture. Please explain
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