My organization has two identical servers, HP ProLiant DL380 G5. We do not have a SAN device. Each server has 8x 146GB HDD, and 48GB RAM.
One server is currently configured as an Exchange server. The other server is configured as a virtual host, with VMs for ePO, WSUS, SQL, File server, DHCP, and a few other services.
Obviously, an exchange server running with 48GB RAM is a bit wasteful, and we have zero machine redundancy for the virtual machines. We would like to fix that by making exchange a virtual machine, and using both physical servers as redundant machines.
In my last organization, we did this using a SAN device. The physical servers did not host the VMs or VHDs, they just pointed to the SAN.
My idea was to set up DFS-R across both physical servers, and then set up failover clustering, but I have no idea if this is anywhere near the right direction.
Can anyone please help me out? Thanks
Edit: After doing a bit of reading (namely this article: http://blogs.technet.com/b/josebda/archive/2008/07/16/failover-clustering-for-hyper-v-with-file-server-storage.aspx) is it possible for me to set up a cluster between the machines, making a highly-available file server, utilizing both machines, and then the highly-available VMs, utilizing both machines?