I need to share single VHDX with 1 large partition containing no OS, just plain files (mainly pictures) and promote it to 2 different VMs with 2different OS at 1time :
- VM Windows with stock keeping and editing program (used to manage the files, edit, etc) and
- VM with Linux Ubuntu with E-commerce system....both systems will use the same "folder with pictures which is about 150GB" and to reduce the "sync" process with some third party tool which will be strange for Linux I need to share this "Disk" between both VMs. Both VMs will need to have Read/write privileges.
Is there a way how to share this independent VHDx to BOTH VMs in one time? (no DFS please, I had problems with keeping files in sync once I tried it). Both VMs ideally would need to have it mounted as "internal storage" or something similar to allow both the programs to behave "natively". (iSCSI??...I guess simple network share "Map drive" might misbehave the programs function) Is there a way? To keep sutup simple yet with redundancy, I have 2 identical servers, with replication enabled between them. Both have the same RAID5 volume from SSDs, same NIC, same memory, same CPU... Some VMs (6 from 10)are running on 1server, other VMs (4from 10)are running on the other, ....the other server is always used for replications (ideally want to use only this hardware, which has alot power )....so anything I will create on primary server, ideally will need to be created as "slave" on the other machine, in case 1.server will fail.... (+replicate physically the VHDx to other server too) Thank you and I appreciate any help. WServer 2012 R2