800xA v6 virtualization through hyper-v
can anyone help that 800xA v6 virtualization through hyper-v is recommended and please also advise how can we make the system redundent and failover proof.
Muhammad Ali Awan
I've seen recent projects testing this with blessing from ABB. However, the officially supported virtualization environment is still VMWare.
Please team up with your regional ABB sales representative and file a Temporary Sales Authorization (TSA) request.
With a granted TSA you will receive support.
(personally, apart from other names, icons and colours there isn't so much that differ between Hyper-V and VMware... setup a couple of Server 2012 machines and get going with the v6 installation...)
I STRONGLY recommend that you follow the published manuals and use the recommended Virtualization software.
( the linked manual is 5.1)
800xA can be quite badly affected by some features of virtualized servers - eg services can restart, hiccup, crash etc - if the VMware environment is not set up properly. Again, follow the manual.
Basic Rules for Redundancy ....
- Use VMWare vSphere to manage your virtual servers. You will have a lot of different servers to monitor.
- You must have redundant physical hardware ie minimum 2 physical servers
- Spread virtual server functions across physical machines so that if one physical server stops you still have one of the redundant virtual servers in each pair.
- Consider placing the physical machines in different server rooms, so that a total loss of that room ( eg power failure, fire, etc ) is not catastrophic.
- Use separate RAID disk sets for each virtual machine so if you loose one Disk set you only loose 1 server. If you choose to use a SAN then only use the recommended architecture.