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Hyper-V Cluster Quorum disk RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I want to implement a Hyper-V Cluster with 2 Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 on Dell iscsi San storage.

    i want to install 5 hyper v guest , each hyper v guest going to  install at separate iscsi partition .  I know that I have to create a quorum disk for the cluster.

    i like to know that each hyper v guest need separate quorum disk  or only one quorum disk enough for all ?

    Regards


    Thomas
    Sunday, January 29, 2012 6:22 PM

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  • 1 quorum disk for the cluster is enough, you can have multiple csv-volumes though.
    • Edited by FZB Sunday, January 29, 2012 6:27 PM
    • Marked as answer by Thomas A Thomas Sunday, January 29, 2012 7:01 PM
    Sunday, January 29, 2012 6:26 PM
  • the following article explains the quorum configurations: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731739.aspx
    • Edited by FZB Sunday, January 29, 2012 6:28 PM
    • Marked as answer by Thomas A Thomas Sunday, January 29, 2012 7:01 PM
    Sunday, January 29, 2012 6:28 PM
  • Thank you for quick reply

    1 GB quorum is enough


    Thomas
    Sunday, January 29, 2012 6:30 PM
  • it's the size I used in the 2 clusters i set up so far without running in any problem. there is a kb article from the 2003 days suggesting 500mb (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/280345). I think you dont do anything wrong with 1GB
    Sunday, January 29, 2012 6:32 PM
  • i like to ask one more doubt

    my hyper v host server have 96 GB memory (dell 710)

    1st hyper v guest going to run as SQL serverwith 32 GB memory

    2nd and 3rd Hyper v going to run as Application server  16 GB memory each

    4th hyper v going to run as application web server 8 GB memory

    5th hyper v for software testing purpose  8 GB memory

     so my question is reaming 16 GB memory enough for hyper v Host?

     


    Thomas
    Sunday, January 29, 2012 6:43 PM
  • Yes. The host will do just fine with 16GB of memory.. It is more than enough.

    32+16+16+8+8 = 80GB and the Hyper-V host it self don't need that much.

     

    Sunday, January 29, 2012 8:15 PM