You must follow these requirements when using Clustered VMDKs with WSFC.

  1. You must set the Windows Cluster Parameter QuorumArbitrationTimeMax to 60.
  2. The physical disk that virtual disks are stored on must support ATS SCSI commands.
  3. The physical disk must support SCSI-3 Persistent Reservations, specifically Write Exclusive All Registrants (WEAR) type reservations.
  4. VMDKs must be Eager Zeroed Thick Provisioned.
  5. Storage devices can be claimed by VMware Native Multipathing Plugin (NMP) or by any other third-party MultiPathing Plugin (MPP). Check with vendors regarding the support for Clustered VMDK before using a vendor's third-party MultiPathing Plugin (MPP).