SAN - What to do, What to do?
While I should be on holiday, and not thinking about all things network, the boss ok'ed a SAN on Friday(which one is still to be decided, that will go to scrutiny in the new year).
Currently we run 2 main hosts, both identical R710's on Server 2008R2, one purely on local storage and the other on a PERC attached MD1000 drive shelf. Each one has around 5 VM's on it. No clustering.
The SAN is going to be storage for the VM's, as local storage is currently dwindling.
The plan is to cluster the 2 servers and load balance the VM's over the 2 servers and provide enough oomph on each to failover to single node if needed. That has pretty much been decided, it is the how that I am scratching my head with.
I would like to go with 2012R2 going forward, and the servers are on 2008R2 so would it be best to export the VM's to a share on the new SAN(shared on a different SAN attached server to the hosts) and then completely wipe and rebuild the 2 hosts from scratch as a 2012R2 cluster and then import the VM's back in to the new cluster? That seems to be the best way to do it to me, but am I right?
Any input would be nice
Thanks and Merry Christmas to you all.