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Move Disk from Cluster Group to Cluster Shared Volumes

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Hello,

I am setting up a 2 node cluster.  Both servers are Windows Hyper-V Server 2008.  the cluster is configured and validated.

the problem I have is when the cluster was created it automatically grabbed a disk (presumably the first available) disk and made it the Disk witness in Quorum.  I had a seperate disk specifically assigned for this taks and was able to move that disk into the quorum without problem.  the problem that i have now is the original disk is in a "Cluster Group" and I was intending to use it in "Clusted Shared Volumes".  I don't see any options to delete or remove the disk from "Cluster Group" and when I say add a disk in "clustered Shared Volumes", it as expected says they are no available disks.
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by:superggg
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Open Server manager
select Failover Cluster Manager - Storage.  Select the drive right click and selcet "remove from Cluster Shared Volumes"
 
 
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by:infinidem
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So I ran the following from the post:

Set the disk offline

CLUSTER RES "RESSOURCENAME" /DELETE

this removed the disk.

Followed up with a validation and it came back 100% okay.

Went to "Cluster Shared Volumes" to add the disk, it says no disk to display.

However under storage when click "add a disk" it shows the disk as an available option.  I added back in and even thou it said "Cluster Disk 1" it came back in as an available disk!
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by:msmamji
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When you ran the command it deleted the disk and thus the cluster had no knowledge of it after that.
You had to add the disk to cluster storage to make cluster aware of the disk. Then you could use it for whatever purposes inside the cluster be it a CSV disk or normal disk or quorum disk or witness disk.

Hope that clarifies.
Regards,
Shahid
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