In an WSFC cluster, storage disks are shared between nodes.


Before you add hard disks to the first node, complete the following tasks:


  1. In the vSphere Client, select the newly created virtual machine, right-click and select Edit Settings.
  2. Click the New device drop-down menu, select SCSI Controller.
  3. In new SCSI Controller, select VMware Paravirtual and set SCSI Bus Sharing to Physical. Click OK.
    Note: LSI SAS is supported, but VMware Paravirtual is recommended.
  4. Select the newly created virtual machine in step 1, right-click and select Edit Settings
  5. Click the New device drop-down menu, select New Hard Disk.
  6. Expand New Hard disk and select the disk size required.
  7. Select a datastore for Location.
    This datastore must be on shared vVols storage.
  8. Under Disk Provisioning, select either Thick or Thin Provision.
  9. Expand the New Hard Disk.
  10. Select the newly created SCSI controller in step 2, for virtual device node (for example, select SCSI (1:0)).
    Note: This must be a new SCSI controller. You cannot use SCSI 0.
  11. Click OK.
    The wizard creates a new hard disk.