Simplify and automate creation of Volume Manager Diskgroup (VMDg) resources in a Windows Server 2012 Failover Cluster

Article:TECH201914  |  Created: 2013-01-22  |  Updated: 2013-02-27  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH201914
Article Type
Technical Solution


Environment

Issue



The creation of VMDg resources utilizing the Failover Cluster Manager GUI requires creation of an empty role>creating VMDg resources in the empty role>removing those resources from the empty role>adding the resources to the actual role used for the application or virtual machine.  Is there an easier way to automate the creation of VMDg resources?
 

 


Solution



Symantec support has created a simple script to allow users to create the VMDg resource.

Follow the this process to create a VMDg resource:

1. Create a Clustered Dynamic Diskgroup with VEA

2. From a PowerShell prompt, download and run the attached script "create-VMDg-res.ps1" with the following syntax:

          create-VMDG-res.ps1 <resource name> <diskgroup name>
 

Once the resource has been created, the Microsoft "Configure Roles" will work properly with the VMDg resources.

 


Attachments

create-VMDg-res.ps1 (379 Bytes)



Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH201914


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