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

Procedure

  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 New Hard Disk, and click Add.
  3. Select the disk size.
  4. Under Disk Provisioning, select Thick Provision.

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

  5. Expand the New Hard Disk. 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.

  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. In the New Virtual Machine - Edit Settings dialog box, expand SCSI controller and select the SCSI Bus Sharing drop-down menu. Set SCSI Bus Sharing to Virtual and click OK.