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No logical drive available for Clustering Exchange Server 2003 Virtual Server

Dear all,

I have recently installed VMware Server on a Windows Server 2003 Enterprise R2 computer and have configured front and backend servers for exchange 2003.
I also configured another VM server on the same computer and wanted to configure it for clustering the backend Exchange server, as I am currently studying for the 70-284 exam and need to know how to do it.

I created an Exchange Virtual Directory on the cluster server but when I try and add a disk resource to the Exchange 2003 virtual server I get to the disk parameters page and have no drives available to choose from?
I have checked that the second drive is online and accessible I have also rescanned the disk through Computer Management and brought another disk online as well still with no joy.

These disks are not being used by another cluster group and are configured through the VMware as SCSI drives; I have to say I am at a loss for why these drives are not being recognised.
Any advice would be very appreciated
VMwareExchangeWindows Server 2003

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8/22/2022 - Mon
Naga Bhanu Kiran Kota


did you format them as NTFS if not format them as ntfs and assign a drive letter and then try to add the disk resource. If you have already formatted did you by any chance chose dynamic disk. Check that

Luciano Patrão

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Thankyou BestWay  that document was very intresting and very useful
 I now believe it may be becuase i have not got the correct SCSI driver installed, looks like Im going to have to re set up my Cluster server again however this is not a big problem as I havent got that far with it anyway.

I will award the points accordingly if this is the case however I have a strong feeling it will be

Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.