Vmware and clustering MSCS

I am attempting to setup a 2 node Windows server 2012 R2 failover cluster with SQL 2014 on VMware vSphere 6. I am still learning exactly what to do but before I get to far I need a few things answered.

I am initially setting this up in a test VMware clustered environment (new site is not built yet) and wondering if I will be able to copy everything and run it in the new VMware cluster when I get the VMs setup and clustered? If so are there any gotchas I need to be aware of?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Are you bulding a Cluster in a Box, using virtual machine disks (VMDKs), and virtual bus sharing, or are you using RDM (Raw Device Mappings).

You will be able to copy data to the VMs, when you have it configured.

see the guidelines here


Cluster Setup Guide here


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progjmAuthor Commented:
Raw Device Mappings, will need to have full use of vmotion
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, okay, so standard installation of Failover Cluster on vSphere. See the guides.
progjmAuthor Commented:
I appreciate the information, come to find out the previous admin never setup our current infrastructure correctly so I am going to have to setup the VMs as normal and convert them to RDM drives later.
progjmAuthor Commented:
Thank you
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