Virtual Box restriction, no cluster common system disk support

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Virtual Box restriction, no cluster common system disk support

Post by madsweeney » Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:43 pm

Research and experimentation with Virtual Box (VBox) supporting cluster common system disks (CCSD), uncovered technical issues. CCSD on VBox is a very large project that would take VSI engineering away from more important development and support priorities. Therefore, each clustered VBox VM will require its own system disk. We will update our documentation to reflect we do not currently plan on supporting the CCSD on VBox.
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Re: Virtual Box restriction, no cluster common system disk support

Post by arne_v » Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:43 am

Is it a problem for some customers?

My assumption would be that:
- VirtualBox is used for development
- production (and test in production like environment) use KVM, VMWare or Hyper-V

And I do not see the big need for clustering at all in development.
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Re: Virtual Box restriction, no cluster common system disk support

Post by bobgezelter » Tue Oct 26, 2021 8:22 am

Arne,

WADR, an erratum. Microsoft Hyper-V is not a supported VM for OpenVMS at this time.

- Bob Gezelter, http://www.rlgsc.com

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Re: Virtual Box restriction, no cluster common system disk support

Post by arne_v » Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:42 am

True.

But it is on the roadmap - current roadmap says for 9.2 (which is first production release).
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