Server 2012 Failover Cluster Shared Storage Issue
Posted on 2014-01-09
I have 2 windows 2012 Servers and i have configured Failover Cluster on it.
Nodes: Node1 and Node2
My problem is that when i open the Failover Cluster Manger, i have following:
-No Roles configured at the moment
-2 Nodes and Both are up
-Disks under the Storage shows Blank
-Pools Under the Storage Shows Blank
-2 Cluster Network and use is (Cluster and Client) and both are Up.
Now, i have created a LUN from backend and mapped it to the both the Cluster Nodes. Hence, both the nodes are able to see the disk of 1 TB unallocated under the Computer Management - Storage - Disk management). So I have Created a simple Volume of 1 TB and Formatted as NTFS and added the Drive letter of K:\.
The problem is that each nodes can see the 1 TB of Disk but as a LOCAL disk.
Now when i go to the Failover Cluster Manager and click on the Disk and "Add Disk", it gives me an Error saying "No Disk Suitable for Cluster disks were found."
If i go to Pool and Click on "New Storage Pool" it opens the wizard and ask to name the new pool. but just below that it says "There are no Groups of Available Disks".
what i want to do is to add this 1 TB of disk on to Failover Cluster as a "Cluster Shared Volume".
I ran the Cluster Validation test and it gives an error of "No disk found"
can someone tell me where am i going wrong here?