I'm trying to decide between 2 infrastructures.
1. 2 Servers host that point to a NAS
2. 2 Servers that mirror each other with their own local storage.
Infrastructure Requirements: 50 TB of storage, Active Directory, SQL Server, Remote Access, able to supply up to 50 users.
Will buy 2 of these: HP 850519-S01 | neweggbusiness.com
From my research, the 2nd option provides better HA since the 2 Host don't depend on anything but themselves. I'm planning to use VMWare on the host. I'm assuming VMWare can handle this? Meaning can it basically Mirror everything on Host 1 to Host 2?(including storage). So basically all the VM machines, all its files, databases, configs, etc are on both local storages.
If so, is there a guide on how to do this?(I will be learning how to use VMWare). Is it a feature that all VMWare versions include?
If you believe option 2 isn't a good option, may I hear your reasons on why? I was planning on option 1 with my earlier question. Creating a new Infrastructure for my company using Windows Server and FreeNas | Server Fault
But now I'm thinking option 2 is better for us. I appreciate any help/advice from all.