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Cluster Shared Volume Issue

Hi there,

I'm trying to create a cluster for a Hyper-V enviroment but i'm getting some issues. My enviroment is (until now) running on a test virtualized (Hyper-V) enviroment. I got two Win 2k8 Enterprise Core (Test-CL1 and Test-CL2) with Hyper-V and Failover installed (there two are virtualized) connected to a LUN in a Win 2k8 Storage Server (physical). I'm also using another physical server to manage the failover (since i'm don't now the Core server commands).

So, I validate and created the cluster using Test-CL1 and 2 and configured the Cluster Quorum. Now I'm trying to create a Cluster Shared Volume but when I try to add a storage on the CSV page, It gives me the message "There are no disk in the cluster". On the Storage page I can see Cluster Disk 1 (Volume F:). So why I'm not able to add a storage on the CSV page?

Does anyone know how to configure the CSV? Thanks!!
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From the management server, run the following command in a command prompt and post the output here:
cluster "Your Cluster Name" group

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Here it is:

C:\Users\support.ney>cluster cluster01 group
Listing status for all available resource groups:

Group                Node            Status
-------------------- --------------- ------
Cluster Group        TESTE-CL1       Online
Available Storage    TESTE-CL1       Offline

Tks

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It really doesn't make any sense! Why it shows as Offline on the prompt and on the Failover console it shows as Online?!?!?!
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Try the following command:
cluster "cluster01" group "Available Storage" /online
Then run
cluster "cluster01" group
again and check if the storage is now online. If it's not, you need to check the event logs and the cluster.log (in %Systemroot%\Cluster) for errors and verify that the storage is connected properly (even though the validation should have complained if it's not).

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Ok, now the status is:

Listing status for all available resource groups:

Group                Node            Status
-------------------- --------------- ------
Cluster Group        TESTE-CL1       Online
Available Storage    TESTE-CL1       Online

But i still can't add storage on the CSV page. The same error.
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Please run
cluster "cluster01" res

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Listing status for all available resources:

Resource             Group                Node            Status
-------------------- -------------------- --------------- ------
Cluster Disk 1       Cluster Group        TESTE-CL1       Online
Cluster IP Address   Cluster Group        TESTE-CL1       Online
Cluster Name         Cluster Group        TESTE-CL1       Online
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Seems like your disk resource got lost along the way; there should be another disk resource listed.
Is this disk still listed under "Available Storage" in the cluster management GUI?
You can try to move the Available Storage resource group to the other node:
cluster "cluster01" group "Available Storage" /move
When you then run
cluster "cluster01" group
The group should be owned by the other node. Then try
cluster "cluster01" res
again and check if the other disk is showing now.
If it's still not showing, you need to verify your disk setup.

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Hi there, the image is what I see in my GUI

C:\Users\support.ney>cluster "cluster01" group "available storage" /move

Moving resource group 'available storage'...

Group Node Status
-------------------- --------------- ------
available storage TESTE-CL2 Online

C:\Users\support.ney>cluster "cluster01" group
Listing status for all available resource groups:

Group Node Status
-------------------- --------------- ------
Cluster Group TESTE-CL1 Online
Available Storage TESTE-CL2 Online

C:\Users\support.ney>cluster "cluster01" res
Listing status for all available resources:

Resource Group Node Status
-------------------- -------------------- --------------- ------
Cluster Disk 1 Cluster Group TESTE-CL1 Online
Cluster IP Address Cluster Group TESTE-CL1 Online
Cluster Name Cluster Group TESTE-CL1 Online
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The only disk that the cluster sees is the Quorum disk.
You need to add a new volume on the external storage for the new file server resource group.

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So, I must have two disks on Teste-CL1 and 2 to enable CSV?

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Ok I added a new disk and now I can add storage on CSV page. So, I created a new VM on the Volume 1... But when I try to start this VM on the Hyper-V Manager, it giver me error: "Failed to create partition: Access to the specified object was denied. (0xC0350006).

Do I have to grant access on the CSV?

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Don't change rights on the CSVs.
When you use CSV's in a cluster, one of nodes will act as a coordinator nodes for the CSV. CSV's are designed in such a way that you can do read/write actions from all nodes in the cluster but you can make metadata changes (create new files, change file size, etc) from only one node, i.e. the coordinator node. in the "Clustered Shared Volumes" select the storage disk and see which of the node is acting as a coordinator (owner) node, then try making VM from that node. You should succeed.

Here are a few links that will help you understand CSVs among other things.
http://www.savilltech.com/videos/Clustering_in_a_virtual_world/Clustering_in_a_virtual_world.wmv
http://www.savilltech.com/videos/CSVDeepDive/CSVDeepDive.wmv

Hope that helps.
Regards,
Shahid

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Hi there, I can create the VM... I just can't start... The error appears when I try to start the VM.

Any Idea?

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This is the error that appears when I try to start the VM.
error2.jpg