For Windows Server 2003 operating systems only, after you set up the first and second nodes, you must configure Microsoft Cluster Service.

See Microsoft’s documentation for creating and configuring server clusters on the Microsoft Web site.

In complex storage solutions, such as an FC switched fabric, a storage unit might have a different identity (target ID or raw disk ID) on each computer in the cluster. Although this is a valid storage configuration, it causes a problem when you add a node to the cluster.

The following procedure allows you to avoid target identity problems when using clustering with Windows 2003.


  1. Within the Microsoft Cluster Administrator utility, on the Select Computer page, click Advanced to deactivate the storage validation heuristics.
  2. Select the Advanced (minimum) configuration option, and click OK.


Microsoft Cluster Service should operate normally in the virtual machine after it is installed.