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Hi Experts,

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. "
 


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Are the VMs on the same ESXi host or seperate hosts? This makes a difference when sharing the vmdk files.

Try putting the VM on the same host and ensuring the following:

- Make sure the vmdks are added as Thick Provisioned Eager Zeroed
- You must add the shared disks on a different SCSI controller (ie 1:0, 1:1 etc) and ensure the SCSI Bus sharing is set to virtual.
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The VMs are on separate physical host with shared storage attached to both hosts.

I already did the other steps before.

Thanks
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