Posted in Virtual Machine Manager, Windows Server | No Comment | 6,561 views | 16/07/2010 13:09
Last post, I configured quorum configuration of Hyper-V Cluster. Now it’s time to enable Cluster Shared Volumes for Cluster. I created a 1 TB disk from SAN. Then I add it from Storage section.
Now we see it under the Available Storage.
Then enable Cluster Shared Volumes for Cluster.
Then add your disk to CSV with Add Storage.
Choose your 1 TB disk for Cluster Shared Volumes.
Done. Now your disk is available in Cluster Shared Volumes.
Now you can see your disk at C:\ClusterStorage.
Posted in Virtual Machine Manager, Windows Server | 1 Comment | 37,740 views | 16/07/2010 12:54
You need a quorum disk for Hyper-V Cluster. I’ll show you how to configure best quorum settings for Hyper-V Server R2. First of all, create a volume from your SAN for quorum disk. Microsoft recommends 500 mb of space for quorum disk for best ntfs performance. I give 600 mb for my quorum, then I attached same disk to all cluster nodes. Then you need to add that disk to available storage group in cluster.
You don’t have to give any letter for your quorum disk. Just initialize and format your disk as a NTFS partition. Be careful, leave your disk as a Basic disk.
To configure your disk as a quorum disk, use “Configure Cluster Quorum Settings” under the “More Actions” menu.
Choose Node and Disk Majority for the recommended Quorum configuration.
Choose your Quorum disk to assign it as a witness disk.
Done. Now you have a quorum disk for Hyper-V Cluster.
After this operation, you need to add a disk for Cluster Shared Volume.