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Limitations of Windows Failover Clustering on ESXi clusters

If I am using Windows Failover Clustering in a VMware HA / DRS cluster, with two WSFC VMs on two separate ESXi hosts using Physical Compatability Mode RDMs:

1.  Can I put my hosts in maintenanance mode and have WSFC VMs vmotion off automatically?

2.  Will DRS still work on the WSFC VMs?

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No, vMotion and DRS is not supported if you are using shared disks.

VMware KB: Microsoft Clustering on VMware vSphere: Guidelines for Supported Configurations

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-mscs-gu...

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vMotion, DRS not supported for MSCS clusters, attached storage is shared between specific ESX/ESXi hosts.

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