jheideman
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New SAN and storage motion

Recently we setup a Win 2k8 R2 cluster to be our new print server. Everything was setup on the new system, and was testing fine. We've also been working on implementing a new SAN at our organization.

Yesterday when we got to the ESXi servers to migrate over to the new SAN we decided it was just easier to present new storage from the new SAN, and migrate the VM's to the new LUN. All went fine till we got to the 2 new clustered server. 

The current hdd setup on those boxes was the C drive (thin provisioned), the Q drive (Thick, setup for fault tolerance, setup on a different SCSI controller then the C), and F (setup the same as the Q drive). Before we migrated either of these boxes we went ahead and shut them down. During the wizard to migrate to a new datastore we made sure "use same formate as source" was set on the drives. After the migration went through and we tried to start up one of the VM's we recieved the message below.

vmstartup.jpg

Does anybody have an idea of either what I did wrong or how to fix this?

Thanks in advanced.

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a_p_
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From reading your post I assume the cluster drives are RAW Device mappings and you did not remove these drives from the VM while migrating!? In this case the RDM's most likely have been converted into virtual disks. If so you may now need to delete the newly created virtual disks and re-attach the RDM's to the cluster nodes. Please be careful and make sure you exactly understand what needs to be done.

Take a look http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1005241

André

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jheideman
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No the drives were not Raw Device Mapping. We originally created them on one of the production datastores (on our SAN) with Fault Tolerance enabled when they were built.

James

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