I'm planning a Hyper-V virtualization system what will include:
- 2 very nice dual 16 core servers
- Dell MD3600f fibre channel SAN
It will be running about 10 virtual machines. The plan is to setup one LUN on the SAN to store all the OS VHD files using Cluster Shared Volumes, and seperate LUNs added to the cluster (but not CSV) for each server that requires a data partition. This should allow live migration and failover if I've read everything correctly.
Now here's the catch: I only get 1 server and the SAN to start with. We will add the second server sometime down the road.
Will Server 2008R2 let me setup a cluster with only 1 server in it? Is that the best way to go, so I can have the hyper-v using cluster shared volumes from the start? And then simply add the second server when I get it?
If it's not possible (or there is a reason why I shouldn't do it that way) how do you go about migrating existing virtual machines on the SAN to a cluster shared volume?
Edit: the server also has 96gb ram with room to upgrade later on.