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

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.

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 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.
  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.

  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.