How to create a guest cluster with shared vhdx

Hi,

If someday you need to create a guest cluster on Hyper-V 2012 R2 and have not hdd from a SAN with the following trick you can do it (not supported by Microsoft)

You can read in the below link, section 3, how to do too.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/josebda/archive/2013/07/31/windows-server-2012-r2-storage-step-by-step-with-storage-spaces-smb-scale-out-and-shared-vhdx-virtual.aspx

 

Connected to hyper-v 2012 R2 host we do:

  • Create a folder where to save all shared disks for guest cluster (quorum, etc)
  • Execute fltmc attach svhdxflt drive: 

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  • Create all vhdx disks and save it in the path.
  • Import disks in all guest cluster nodes and mark the following checkbox in everyone of them:

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  • Go to primary guest cluster node and create Windows cluster, etc..

Take care that every time you reboot a hyper-v node you will need to execute fltmc attach svhdxflt drive: in this node.

Regards!

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