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Access one disk from two virtual servers

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Access one disk from two virtual servers


We are using HP blade servers and Vmware EXS 3.5.2 running on them. What I want to do is accessing one disk form two virtual servers. I tried this adding one raw disk one server but when I try to add this disk to second server it says for the disk "locked" and doesn't let me add. Is there any way to do this?




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Re: Access one disk from two virtual servers

It's possible, but not as simple as what you tried. VMware has a document that describes the procedure somewhere on their web site. The guide is about setting up Microsoft Cluster, but creating a shared disk is really a VMware thing and should be the same no matter what you run on top of it.