Issues that occur when a Volume Manager Disk Group (VMDg) or Replicated Volume Group (RVG) resource is configured on a Windows Server 2012-based failover cluster

Article:TECH202402  |  Created: 2013-02-04  |  Updated: 2013-05-10  |  Article URL
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When a VMDg or RVG resource is attempted to be configured in a Windows Server 2012-based failover cluster without Microsoft updates and without the Failover Cluster Command Interface, the VMDg and RVG resource will not be present.


Install 3 updates from Microsoft found in KB article: before installing Storage Foundation for Windows (SFW) 6.0.2.  Also make sure the Windows Failover Cluster feature and the Failover Cluster Command Interface feature are installed:
Add Roles and Features | Features | Failover Clustering
Add Roles and Features | Features | Remote Server Administration Tools | Features Administration Tools | Failover Clustering Tools | Failover Cluster Command Interface
If SFW is already installed, install the Microsoft udates and the missing feature and then use a PowerShell command to manually add the VMDg and RVG resource types to a Windows 2012 failover cluster.
For VMDg Resource Type:
Add-ClusterResourceType "Volume Manager Disk Group" C:\Windows\Cluster\vxres.dll -DisplayName "Volume Manager Disk Group"
For RVG Resource Type:
Add-ClusterResourceType "Replicated Volume Group" C:\Windows\Cluster\ mscsrvgresource.dll -DisplayName "Replicated Volume Group"

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