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Windows Server 2012 R2 Failover Cluster and SQL 2012

Question asked by Brant Wells on Jul 28, 2015
Latest reply on Nov 16, 2015 by Jason Emery

Hi All!


I am building a failover cluster for SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2012R2 using our Nimble storage for my SQL data.  I have an odd problem with it that I cannot seem to figure out.


For my shared storage, I can mount the Drive (S:) on Server 1, and Server 2 (one at a time), so all should be well.  However, once I add the storage into the failover cluster, the S: drive will only mount on Server 1.  I can Offline the disk, and move it to Server 2, and try to online the disk, I get a Semaphore timeout period has expired error (80070079).


The Windows Failover Cluster validatoin fails with:

cluster_validation_storage_fail.png


I know that the Storage space was set up with the multi-initiator option.  Should that be disabled for a failover cluster...  if not, what am I missing?


Thanks all!


~Brant



(this is my first post, by the way).

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