Setting up VM's for a Microsoft Cluster - Getting error setting SCSI controller to "virtual"

I'm using ESX 3.5 update 3. I've created several microsoft clusters with virtual machines but I'm having an issue with one server.

I create the disks using the command in the manual:

vmkfstools -c <size> -d eagerzeroedthick -a lsilogic /vmfs/volumes/<mydir>/<myDisk>.vmdk

Then I add the disk to my VM and give it a new SCSI ID so that a new SCSI controller is created. When I try to change the SCSI controller to "virtual" (the setting for shared disks) I get an error message:

"Invalid Configuration for Device 0"

I've done the same steps on 3 other ESX servers and never had this issue before.

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Is this the first node or the 2nd node of the cluster? if it is the second node, is it running on the same ESX server as the first node is?


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Moved to the Virtual Machine and Guest OS forum.

Review for help on setting up MSCS. You will want to pay close attention to the creation of the virtual hardware setup examples.

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