The first node in a standby host setup is a physical machine.
For information about setting up a physical machine that participates in an MSCS cluster, see the Microsoft Cluster Service documentation.
Set up the physical machine using the settings listed in the table.
|Windows Cluster Administrator application||Advanced minimum configuration if Windows 2003 is used.|
|Network adapters||At least two.|
|Storage||Access to the same storage on a SAN as the ESXi host on which the corresponding virtual machine will run.|
|Operating system||Installed on each physical machine.|