Add hard disks to the first node for cluster across physical hosts with clustered VMDKs on VMFS datastores.

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, to add a storage controller select VMware Paravirtual, and click Add.
    Note: LSI SAS is supported, but VMware Paravirtual is recommended.
  3. Click the New device drop-down menu, select New Hard Disk, and click Add.
  4. Select the disk size.
  5. Under Disk Provisioning, select eagerzeroed thick.
  6. Expand the New Hard Disk.
  7. 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.
  8. Click OK.
    The wizard creates a new hard disk and a new SCSI controller.
  9. In the New Virtual Machine - Edit Settings dialog box, expand SCSI controller and select the Change Type drop-down menu.
  10. Select the appropriate type of controller.
    • LSI Logic SAS
    • VMware Paravirtual
    For supported guest operating systems see Other Clustering Requirements and Recommendations.
  11. Click OK.
  12. 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.