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4th February 2010

How To Build a Windows Cluster with Virtual PC and iSCSI – Part II

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Important – In order to avoid any possible file system corruption on the shared SCSI disks, it is recommended that you only have one node running at any one time until after the Windows Cluster service is installed and configured.

Power on the first node (ensuring that the second node is powered off) and then launch the Computer Management console. Click on the Disk Management icon and this should invoke the Initialize and Convert Disk Wizard. Click Next to continue

Ensure that all of the disks are selected and click Next

Dynamic disks are not supported on Windows Clusters so it is important that we don’t convert them. On the Select Disks to Convert screen ensure that none of the disks are selected and click Next

To complete the disk initialization process click Finish

The next step is to create and format the disk partitions. Right-click one of the unformatted Basic disks and click New Partition to launch the New Partition Wizard and click Next

On the Select Partition Type screen choose Primary Partition and click Next

Specify the maximum available partition size for the disk and click Next

In this example I am configuring the disk which I will eventually use as the Cluster Quorum disk so I have assigned it the drive letter Q. Assign an appropriate drive letter and click Next

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