When adding a Physical Disk resource in Cluster Manager, no disks to choose from.

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Hello,

I needed to add print spooler services to my already existing 2 node cluster.  I added the IP Address resource successfully, and the Network Name resource.  When I go to add a disk resource for the spooler files, there aren't any to choose from.  All my physical disk shared resources show in the cluster manager and are working properly.  Why would it be there aren't any shared physical disk resources being made available to this?

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Was a new group created for the Print service?
If so then a new disk would also have to be added to the group for the spooler.

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Hi,

Yes, I created a new Cluster Group called PrinterGroup.  I added an IP Address resource called PrinterGroup IP Address, and then I added a Network Name resource called HPDATA-PS.  Those were added successfully.  It's when I go to add a a physical disk resource for the spooler files.  There's no shared disk to choose from on the drop down when I get close to completing the addition on this resource.  

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You say a new disk?  Do you mean a disk that I haven't already added as a resource?
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You are able to use a shared disk if not already assigned to a cluster group/resource.

I think you already have all your shared disks in use (inside other cluster groups) so you find no available/free disk.
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A new disk would have to be added to he group for the spooler.

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Thanks much.  That must be the reason why nothing shows up.  All the shared disks are assigned to other groups.  Much appreciated!

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