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S2D - Storage Spaces Direct. List disks that will be validated for cluster compatibility. RRS feed

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    • Hello All,

      I've not had this issue before. We are building our 2nd S2D Cluster and running into issues when validating. This message below seems to be holding us up. I'm not sure what to do to get this working and any help is much appreciated. Any additional details needed please let me know. Thank you!

        Physical disk X is visible from only one node and will not be tested. Validation requires that the disk be visible from at least two nodes. The disk is reported as visible at node X.


        No disks were found on which to perform cluster validation tests. To correct this, review the following possible causes:

        * The disks are already clustered and currently Online in the cluster. When testing a working cluster, ensure that the disks that you want to test are Offline in the cluster.
        * The disks are unsuitable for clustering. Boot volumes, system volumes, disks used for paging or dump files, etc., are examples of disks unsuitable for clustering.
        * Review the "List Disks" test. Ensure that the disks you want to test are unmasked, that is, your masking or zoning does not prevent access to the disks. If the disks seem to be unmasked or zoned correctly but could not be tested, try restarting the servers before running the validation tests again.
        * The cluster does not use shared storage. A cluster must use a hardware solution based either on shared storage or on replication between nodes. If your solution is based on replication between nodes, you do not need to rerun Storage tests. Instead, work with the provider of your replication solution to ensure that replicated copies of the cluster configuration database can be maintained across the nodes.
        * The disks are Online in the cluster and are in maintenance mode.

        No disks were found on which to perform cluster validation tests.


    Monday, October 16, 2017 4:19 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    If you are running Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) cluster, the storage tests in cluster validation is different than the traditional shared storage. S2D does not use shared storage, and the error above state that as well.

    Please make sure to select  “Storage Spaces Direct” tests instead of the “Storage” tests when you validate your cluster.

     

    Hope that helps.

    Regards,

    Charbel Nemnom

    MCSE, MCS, MCSA, MCP, MVP

    Blog: https://charbelnemnom.com

     

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    Monday, October 16, 2017 5:01 PM

All replies

  • Hello,

    If you are running Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) cluster, the storage tests in cluster validation is different than the traditional shared storage. S2D does not use shared storage, and the error above state that as well.

    Please make sure to select  “Storage Spaces Direct” tests instead of the “Storage” tests when you validate your cluster.

     

    Hope that helps.

    Regards,

    Charbel Nemnom

    MCSE, MCS, MCSA, MCP, MVP

    Blog: https://charbelnemnom.com

     

    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Monday, October 16, 2017 5:01 PM
  • Yes, thank you. I chose to select what tests to be ran..
    Monday, October 16, 2017 5:04 PM