Setting up cluster using shared storage without the IP for shared storage

Hello
We are trying to stimulate cluster failover and migration using VMWARE cluster lab.
Now, I see in the article below that you need to use iSCSI initiator to connect to iscsi storage with the IP. The problem is that I was given a shared storage that is accessible from both clusters but it does NOT have an IP.... Would I still be able to setup cluster?

When I run Cluster Validation report, it throws errors for storage. Please let me know if it is possible to use shared storage that doesn't have IP and therefore setup clustering excluding the steps for setting up iscsi initiator which needs an IP.

Thank you


https://dbperf.wordpress.com/2010/07/10/walkthrough-cluster-setup-sql-win-2008/
creative555Asked:
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larstrCommented:
creative555,
How did you configure your shared storage? FC?

What type of shared storage were you given?

iSCSI is an ip based protocol so it needs an ip address, but shared storage comes in many flavors and some of them need an ip, others don't. Please tell us more about your setup.

Lars
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creative555Author Commented:
I am not sure. I only know that the Share storage that I was given doesn't have an IP. I confirmed that.... It appears in the disks on both clustered servers. The question is if I have a storage without the IP that is on one of the clustered servers, is there a way to setup clustering in the test lab or I will need to request the storage with the IP or an additional server that I can convert to SAN? I know you can set it up if you have a storage with IP, but I don't have it.

thank you
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larstrCommented:
If you have been given access to some existing shared storage you should try to find outwhat it is and if we can use it from a few VMware hosts.

Alternatively you can setup a server providing shared storage through iSCSI or NFS. NFS would probably be the easiest choice. I understand that you're going to use it for lab purposes and performance will only be as good as the number of disks that you setup for this.

Lars
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creative555Author Commented:
THank you very much. Yes. we setup a server as san instead
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