To allow shared access to clustered services and data, point the quorum disk of the second node to the same location as the first node’s quorum disk. Point shared storage disks to the same location as the first node’s shared storage disks.

Before you begin, obtain the following information:

Which virtual device node is for the first virtual machine's shared storage disks (for example, SCSI (1:0)).

The location of the quorum disk specified for the first node.

1

In the vSphere Web Client navigator, select the newly created virtual machine, right-click and select Edit Settings.

2

Click the New device drop-down menu, select Existing Hard Disk, and click Add.

3

In Disk File Path, browse to the location of the quorum disk specified for the first node.

4

Select Physical as the compatibility mode and click Next.

A SCSI controller is created when the virtual hard disk is created.

5

Select the same virtual device node you chose for the first virtual machine’s shared storage disks (for example, SCSI (1:0)), and click OK.

Note

The location of the virtual device node for this virtual machine’s shared storage must match the corresponding virtual device node for the first virtual machine.

6

Click OK.

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

7

In the New Virtual Machine - Edit Settings dialog box, expand SCSI controller and select the Change Type drop-down menu.

8

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

Operating System

Type of Controller

Windows Server 2003 SP1 and SP2

LSI Logic Parallel

Windows Server 2008 SP2 and above

LSI Logic SAS

For supported guest operating systems see Table 4.

9

Click OK.

10

Set SCSI Bus Sharing to Physical and click OK.