I am considering pruchasing Vsphere solely for the HA feature, however, in order to do this, I will also need vCenter Server.
I am not keen on purchasing a copy of Windows especially for this and have seen the vSphere server OVF which is available for download.
I have evaluated it and it appears to run well for the past week, however, it requires 80GB of hard drive space and 4GB of memory.
This infrastructure is never going to have hundreds of servers. At the most, it will be 5 servers - and if possible, I would like vCenter to run on the same HA infrastructure so I don't have to worry about it.
I was just wondering if:
- Is vCentre server OVF just for evaluation or is it a fully supported setup?
- Are there any turning guides for it?
- Can I run it on the same infrastructure that I want to make HA?
- Is this a good idea, or can you offer any advice / is it possible to go HA without vCentre server?