In preparation for my MCSA 70-412 exam, I have purchased a used 2U server, and am trying to become familiar with failover clustering.
I am using Hyper-V as my hypervisor, and am working with two different VMs running Windows 2012R2, with the File Server role and features installed. These machines are named MCD-FS1, and MCD-FS2. I then installed the Failover Clustering feature for both of these VMs.
But, creating a failover cluster with the File Server role requires cluster storage. I do not have an iSCSI SAN available in my home lab, so I have attempted to create several disks for use in the cluster storage by creating VHDs with my hypervisor. I then added the VHDs to MCD-FS1 in the VM's settings in Hyper-V.
I connected to MCD-FS1, and I used Disk Management to bring the disks online. I did not create a volume on them. The disks were then selectable to add to cluster storage. But, none of the disks are able to come online.
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