I have two servers (attached disks have been set up as hardware RAID1 for disk device level failure resilience).
Here is the setup in my mind:
1) Install ESXi on each of the physical server, M1, M2;
2) Start one VM on each of the ESXi virtualized physical server V1, V2;
3) Install the DRDB drivers within V1 and V2.
Essentially, this is a "virtualizing machine running DRBD in the VM's instead of bare metal hardware" idea.
My question is whether the above setup can achieve the same "networked RAID1" goal that DRDB can achieve in the bare-metal physical machines (http://www.drbd.org/).
[EDIT] I found this (http://serverfault.com/questions/49305/drbd-experimentation-and-virtualization) is a similar question, but the answer does not seem to be firmative enough for me to follow.
[EDIT 2] One thing I need to understand is whether the DRBD driver inside the VM got the "Ok, data flushed to local disk" echo means "the data has been flushed to underlining physical disk". Because I want to consider corner situations like 'split brain problems'