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How to virtualize a MSCS using vmdks as shared disk

Hello, I want to virtualize a test Microsoft Cluster with a SQL-Server instance using Cluster in a Box (CIB) <-- two cluster nodes on the same ESXi.

I have some SAN disks (quorum and SQL-Server data disks) and I don't want to use RDM disks.

Have you tried any virtualization of this type?

Thank you

Xavier Colomé Abril. VMware Certified Professional VCP3, VCP4 and VCP5. [Si encuentras que esta o cualquier otra respuesta ha sido de utilidad, vótalas. Gracias.] [If you find this or any other information helpful or correct, please consider awarding points. Thank you.]
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When using multi-writer mode make sure you use cluster application that will use shared disk so that it ensure vmdk's integrity and consistency.

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Deepak Koshal


Not tried, but this is recommended to use CIB if you have virtual disks based storage. For CAB, you have to use RDM.