2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 2, 2014 1:58 PM by wesandmarlene

    Sharing VMDK based hard-disk between two virtual machines

    wesandmarlene Novice

      I'm trying to practice setting up an Oracle RAC based environment with 2 virtual machines.  Virtual machine #1 is rac-node-1 and virtual machine #2 is rac-node-2.  What is the process or the steps to make a single vmdk hard-disk sharable between virtual machines?  I've created the 1st virtual machine and have created the additional 5GB hard-disk "of vmdk type".  Now, when I create the 2nd virtual machine and add an additional hard-disk, while selecting "use an existing disk" option and browsing to the additional hard-disk that I created for the 1st virtual machine, what else is required besides doing this?

       

      I saw this post online, but the steps they describe don't seem to be available with Workstation version 10.  What VMware product is he using in the post below?

      https://communities.vmware.com/blogs/Abhilash_hb/2013/08/25/clustering-using-sharing-of-vmdks-between-virtual-machines

       

      Below are the errors that I'm getting now, so I'm definitely missing some steps to get this setup correct.  This occurs when I attempt to start up the 2nd virtual machine while the 1st is already up and running.

      shared disk error.png

       

      shared disk error 2.png


      Thank you in advance,

      Wes