Friday, April 20, 2012 1:44 AM
This is on 2008 R2 Server Core Data Center. I'm using the RSAT tools from my Windows 7 laptop.
I've just set up a two node test cluster using iscsi for the shared storage. I have a 200GB Cluster Disk (G: Drive) and a 5Gb Quorum disk (H: Drive). The validation tests passed, I did get a warning about a single point of failure with the MPIO, only one channel available. This is a test cluster, so I don't think I need to be concerned about this warning. I was able to create the cluster and the cluster validated fine. Looking at the cluster status the Quorum disk is assigned to the Witness disk, and the 200GB disk is the shared disk.
I went to create the first VM machine with Hyper-V and ran into the problem. I tried to store it in the C:\ClusterStorage folder on the node. I don't have permissions. I'm in the domain admin group. I also tried to do the same from the Admin account. However I can store the VHD to the CSV drive (G: Drive). I did enable the CSV option in the Failover Cluster Manager.
So I'm a bit confused with the documentation. Should I be trying to store the VHD to the c:\ClusterStorage on the node, or put it on the g: Drive
Should I be storing the VHD to the C:\ClusterStorage on the node I have Hyper-V connected to?
Error Message reads: Failed to create external configuration store at 'C:\ClusterStorage\'VM4':General access denied error (Virtual machine ID 0x0070005
Friday, April 20, 2012 3:16 AMModerator
You have to add your 200GB’s shared disk to Cluster Shared Volumes before you use Cluster Shared Volumes. You can proceed to Failover Cluster console, right click on Cluster Shared Volumes at the left panel, select “Add Storage”, then you can select the available storage in the cluster, here is the 200GB’s disk. Now you will be able to find a folder named “Volume1” under C:\ClusterStorage\, and you can store virtual machines in C:\ClusterStorage\ Volume1.
For more information, you can refer to:
Deploying Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) in Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Clustering
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- Marked As Answer by KevinH626 Friday, April 20, 2012 3:02 PM
Friday, April 20, 2012 3:02 PM
Yes that worked for me. I assumed that when you enabled the CSV, the storage would be assigned to it right away.