shared storage best practices hyper v cluster

tarek H 176 Reputation points

so the MSA is stable , i removed the ADDS from both nodes and i am preparing to move my VMs this weekend

my last question : what are the best practices for the shared storage ?

  1. should i create only 1 volume ( LUN ) and use it for configs and data ( with 2 different folders inside )
  2. should i create a volume for quorum ?
  3. should i initialize and format the LUN in windows disk manager ?

Also how can i move the current VMs from local storage to the shared storage ?

thank you

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Windows Server: A family of Microsoft server operating systems that support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.Clustering: The grouping of multiple servers in a way that allows them to appear to be a single unit to client computers on a network. Clustering is a means of increasing network capacity, providing live backup in case one of the servers fails, and improving data security.
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  1. Limitless Technology 37,766 Reputation points

    Hello @tarek H

    Creating more than 1 volume won't affect the inside folders but it is ideal enough to create a single volume (LUN)

    Creating a volume for quorum totally depends on your need and requirement, do follow the below link to get to know more about quorum,

    In order to move the current VMs from local storage to the shared storage, use the below link

    Hope this answers all your queries, if not please do repost back.
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  2. tarek H 176 Reputation points

    1- so 1 lun is enough for the 2 nodes correct ?
    2- i did not understand the quorum
    3- last link ( migration) doesnt open ( 404 )

    If i create one Lun for each node won't i lose half the storage space fir nothing? The second node has nothing..shouldnt both share the same lun

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  3. Alex Bykovskyi 956 Reputation points


    Just to add you can do a storage migration from local storage to shared storage. The following article should jelp:

    With 2 nodes, it is recommended to have witness configured. Without witness there is 50/50 cluster will survive the loss of one node. Check for more information:

    The following guide will help with the configuration:


    Alex Bykovskyi

    StarWind Software

    Note: Posts are provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose

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