15.0 Configuring Novell Cluster Services in a Virtualization Environment

Novell Cluster Services is installed and configured in a virtualization environment by using the same methods and processes as those used on a physical Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES) 11 or later server. It can be used in the host and guest virtual environments.

For a virtual machine, you can use any virtualization hypervisor (such as Xen, KVM, VMware, and Hyper-V) that supports the 64-bit SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 or later operating system, which is the platform used for OES 11 or later.

For information about using OES with Xen and KVM, see the following resources:

The following sections provide information to help you deploy and run Novell Cluster Services in a virtual environment: Although many different cluster virtualization scenarios are possible, only those outlined in the following sections have been tested.