Vm_Ryan
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Workstation 12 How to create a shared disk?

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I wanna create a shared disk for two machine

What's the operation?

Or was there any documation can show the steps to do that?

ts.

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continuum
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This feature never was available through the GUI.
I am not absolutely sure but as far as I know it is defunct since Workstation 7 !!!
Only VMware product that still allows shared disks is ESXi.

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"

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RajeevVCP4
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Go to edit select preferences --> shared VMs

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Vm_Ryan
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Not share machine.

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Venom83
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Have you seen this post?
VM Workstation 12 and Shared Disks Only

Leonid

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Vm_Ryan
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Yes,I ever tried this operation.

And I also found the disk on two machine.

But while I used it to build a cluster,the machine would auto suspend.

And the log shows that can not find the .vmdk of the disk.

So I wonder was there any official operation can do that.

Not by editing the vmx file.

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Venom83
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Officially it is not supported.

If you have issues with this feature and you would like to setup a cluster with shared storage, I suggest you look into alternatives, such as FreeNas for NFS/iSCSI shared storage.

Cheers,

Leonid

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continuum
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This feature never was available through the GUI.
I am not absolutely sure but as far as I know it is defunct since Workstation 7 !!!
Only VMware product that still allows shared disks is ESXi.

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"
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Vm_Ryan
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Now I can sure the way to edit the vmx file has some problems.

I used another virtual software to do the same thing, and it works.

Thank you for your help very much.

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Vm_Ryan
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Now I can sure the way to edit the vmx file has some problems.

I used another virtual software to do the same thing, and it works.

Thank you for your help very much.

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mrebhi77
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in  first  VM's put in vmx file

disk.locking = "FALSE"

scsi0:1.deviceType = "disk"

scsi0:1.fileName = "SharedDisk1.vmdk"

scsi0:1.mode = "independent-persistent"

scsi0:1.present = "TRUE"

scsi0:1.redo = ""

scsi0:1.sharing="multi-writer"

scsi0:1.writeThrough = "TRUE"

in second vm put

the same but point the disk file to the first vm disk file location

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