I'm trying to setup some form of a failover cluster between 2 hosts. I want to be able to have high availability on 2 of my VMs.
It seems that some form of shared storage is required for this to work properly in a windows cluster but the goal at the moment is to avoid purchasing additional hardware or software.
Here are some possibilities I have come across:
- Using SMB 3.0 and a Windows file share cluster to host the VM files. From what I understand, this has the same requirements as VM failovers.
- 3rd party solution like StarWind virtual SAN. While this looks like it could work, they no longer offer the hyperconverged storage feature in the free version (ie can't be installed on a host running hyper-v).
- Replication as opposed to VM high availability. Unfortunately, VMs cannot be replicated to the same cluster.
Are there any other ways I could setup VMs for HA with this 2 server setup?