AlbertWT
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Sharing one RDM with more than two VM for file sharing only.

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Hi All,

I've got a 10 GB LUN (RDM) that i've formatted in VM-A as NTFS, I'd like to share this RDM with VM-B (same windows)

but i'm not quite sure how to do it. Is this a supported scenario ?

this is just for file sharing in case either VM is OFF.

Thanks

Kind Regards,

AWT

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Rumple
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Its not a vmware limitiation...its a Windows operating system limitation...it will put locks on the disks and corrupt them...

You will need Micrsooft Cluster Services...

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Rumple
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Just like in the physical world you will need to setup MSCS in order for 2 VM's to read from the same RDM LUN as file locking and initialization will corrupt it once the second node is added...

AlbertWT
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Thanks for the reply,

The VM that I'm now using is just Windows Server 2003 Standard 64 bit ;-| so, by using normal method through vSphere Client

this is not possible ? even with Physical or Virtual ?

Kind Regards,

AWT

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Rumple
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Its not a vmware limitiation...its a Windows operating system limitation...it will put locks on the disks and corrupt them...

You will need Micrsooft Cluster Services...

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AlbertWT
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Thanks for the clarification, now everything is clear Smiley Happy

cheers,

Kind Regards,

AWT

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mcowger
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Not necessarily MSCS...there are other cluster filesystems out there - StorNext, SAN-FS, Melio, etc.






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