Tirelibirefe
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Does WFC not supported by ESXi 5.5 ?

Hello;

I have a clustered Esxi 5.5 U1 and use a FC shared storage. I 'll install a clustered MS SQL 2012 on ESXi 5.5 first time but I'm sure that I am not the first one who attempt to install clustered SQL Server 2012 on the world.

I installed 2 Windows 2012R2 VMs and clustered them. Each one runs on different hosts as I set it on DRS rules. Also I shared several VMDK disks between these VMs. It looks like everything works.

When I attempt install MS SQL 2012 on to my clustered Windows virtual machines can not pass the cluster validation tests, SQL complains that my cluster doesn't has "SCSI-3 Persistent Reservation" feature.

Regards

Vmware

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rcporto
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If you choose deploy MSCS cluster using VMDK, all nodes must reside on the same ESXi host, see:

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I recommend you read the KB article: Microsoft Clustering on VMware vSphere: Guidelines for supported configurations (1037959)

And here is the direct link to the Setup for Failover Clustering and Microsoft Cluster Service guide.

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Richardson Porto
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Tirelibirefe
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I've read these PDF documents. I've learned that paravirtual scsi adapters are not supported by MCS.

I didn't understand supported shared storage configurations table.

I don't know what is RDM but I set SCSI Bus Sharing as "Phsycial" . Is it what vmware recommendeds?

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