In an MSCS cluster, storage disks are shared between nodes. You set up a quorum disk and an optional shared storage disk.

1

In the vSphere Client inventory, select the newly created virtual machine and select Edit Settings.

The Virtual Machine Properties dialog box appears.

2

Click Add, select Hard Disk, and click Next.

3

Select Create a new virtual disk and click Next.

4

Select the disk size.

5

Under Disk Provisioning, select Thick Provision.

You can also use a mapped SAN LUN set to virtual compatibility mode.

6

Click Next.

7

From the Virtual Device Node drop-down menu, select a new SCSI controller (for example, SCSI (1:0)).

Note

You must select a new virtual device node. You cannot use SCSI 0.

8

Click Next, and click Finish.

The wizard creates a new hard disk and a new SCSI controller.

9

In the Virtual Machine Properties dialog box, select the new SCSI controller and click Change Type.

The Change SCSI Controller Type dialog box appears.

10

Select the appropriate type of controller, depending on your operating system.

Operating System

Type of Controller

Windows Server 2003

LSI Logic Parallel

Windows Server 2008

LSI Logic SAS

11

Click OK.

12

On the Virtual Machine Properties dialog box, set SCSI Bus Sharing to Virtual and click OK.