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

Prerequisites

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

Procedure

  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 New Hard Disk, and click Add.
  3. Select the disk size.
  4. Under Disk Provisioning, select either Thick or Thin Provision.
  5. Expand the New Hard Disk.
  6. From the Virtual Device Node drop-down menu, select a new SCSI controller (for example, select SCSI (1:0)).
    Note: You must select a new virtual device node. You cannot use SCSI 0.
  7. Click OK.
    The wizard creates a new hard disk and a new SCSI controller.
  8. In the New Virtual Machine - Edit Settings dialog box, expand SCSI controller and select the Change Type drop-down menu.
  9. Select the appropriate type of controller, depending on your operating system.
    Operating System Type of Controller
    Windows Server 2008 SP2 and above LSI Logic SAS and VMware Paravirtual
    For supported guest operating systems see Other Clustering Requirements and Recommendations.
  10. Click OK.
  11. 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 Physical and click OK.

Results

The virtual disks based on vVols are added to the VM, a node of a WSFC, and prepared to be clustered across additional nodes.