I am configuring a Windows 2008 R2 cluster with two nodes to create a SQl cluster environment for failover purposes.
I created the two nodes (windows 2008 R2 enterprise OS) These two nodes are VMs using shared storage.
When I created the shared .vmdks on the first node and shared these drives with the second node (both nodes are using the shared .vmdks files).
The OS for the nodes are on a separated .vmdk files (not shared).
After sharing the .vmdk files with the second node I tried to start the first node and The vm failed to start.
I am getting this error message:
" Failed to lock the file Failed to start the virtual machine.
Module DiskEarly power on failed.
Cannot open the disk '/vmfs/volumes/530277cf-3da17ede-e16e-848f69e5e04a/Servername/Servername.vmdk' or one of the snapshot disks it depends on. "
Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.
Sometimes drives fill up and we don't know why. If you don't understand the best way to use the tools available, you may end up being stumped as to why your drive says it's not full when you have no space left! Here's how you can find out...
To efficiently enable the rotation of USB drives for backups, storage pools need to be created. This way no matter which USB drive is installed, the backups will successfully write without any administrative intervention.
Multiple USB devices need t…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to install and configure the Windows Server Backup Utility.
Directly connect an external storage device such as a USB drive, or CD\DVD burner:
If the device is a USB drive, ensure i…