I am new to server administration and virtualization, and I have a couple of questions that I hope to get some help for.
I have two server boxes that are of similar set up. The differences between the two are:
Server Box 1
- 1x 500GB HDD + 1x 1TB HDD
Server Box 2
- 1x 500GB HDD + 2x 1TB HDD
- Hardware RAID (Mirroring)
I will be setting up two or more VM instances on each of these server boxes (virtualization by way of Xen).
Can I set the main storage of all VMs on each server box to use the 500GB disk, and then set the 1TB disk to be used as a shared drive by all VMs on that server box?
Other than sharing of resources, another intention is for all VMs in each box to back up to the other server box. E.g. VM1 and VM2 on box 1 will back up their data to box2 and VM3 and VM 4 on box 2 will back up their data to box 1.