prosen
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Contributor

Microsoft Cluster Across ESX3.5....with two nodes(VM-Win2k3 Ent.)

Two Node Microsoft Cluster , using two VM’s on two ESX server 3.5 (MSCS on VM’s across the ESX Server having Shared LUN.)

I had taken reference from Setup for Microsoft Cluster Service ESX Server 3.0.1 and Virtual Center 2.0.1

But it is not happening, one node cluster is going smoothly but when I am trying to start second node, I am getting file locked error and my second VM is not powering on. Any suggestion on this.

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Dave_Mishchenko
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Immortal

Are you using RDMs for the shared disks (this is a requirement) and if so do you have them in physical (recommeded) or virtual compatability mode?

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Basant
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HI Dave,

Thanks for this information. Can we get document which can give step by step information abt this configuration. I am referring Microsoft Cluster configuration on VM document but it is very precise and not giving detail information. Pl. help to get detail document.

Rgds

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prosen
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HI Dave,

Thanks for this information. Can we get document which can give step by step information abt this configuration. I am referring Microsoft Cluster configuration on VM document but it is very precise and not giving detail information. Pl. help to get detail document.

Rgds

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RussH
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Hi there - according to the 3.5 release notes (Link to ESX 3.5 release notes) Microsoft clusters are not (yet) supported....

Maybe thats why its not going to plan....

Cheers!

TomHowarth
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Leadership

MSCS is not supported in 3.5. This could explain the reasons you are having problems.

Tom Howarth

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olivier_veneriu
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Does anyone knows the reason why VMware does not support MSCS on ESX 3.5?

gr.

Olivier Venerius

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