Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) support on ESXi/ESX

Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) support on ESXi/ESX

To determine which releases of ESXi/ESX support MSCS, consult the table below. The information is based on the release notes for each release as well as the published product documentation. For related information, see the VMware Compatibility Guide.

ESX Release MSCS Supported? Documentation
3.0 Yes Setup for Microsoft Cluster Service (PDF)
3.0.1 Yes Setup for Microsoft Cluster Service (PDF)
3.0.2 Yes Setup for Microsoft Cluster Service (PDF)
3.0.2 Update 1 Yes VMware Infrastructure 3 Release Notes Setup for Microsoft Cluster Service (PDF)
3.5 No VMware Infrastructure 3 Release Notes
3.5 Update 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Yes VMware Infrastructure 3 Release Notes Setup for Microsoft Cluster Service (PDF) Update 1 Release for ESX Server 3.5, ESX Server 3i version 3.5, VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 2 and later for ESX Server 3.5, ESX Server 3i version 3.5, VirtualCenter 2.5
vSphere 4.0 Yes What’s New in VMware vSphere 4.0 Setup for Failover Clustering and Microsoft Cluster Service (PDF)
vSphere 4.0 Update 1, 2 Yes Setup for Failover Clustering and Microsoft Cluster Service (PDF)
vSphere 4.1 Yes Setup for Failover Clustering and Microsoft Cluster Service (PDF)
vSphere 5.0 Yes Setup for Failover Clustering and Microsoft Cluster Service (PDF)
vSphere 5.1 Yes Setup for Failover Clustering and Microsoft Cluster Service (PDF)
Notes:

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  • Important Note :- Cluster VMs will not PowerON on same time . you will get error vmdk file is locked and unable to open etc . You must configure SCSI Bus sharing   options  as (Virtual) sharing disks between VMs on same Host (Physical) for sahring disks between VMs on diffrent hosts. very Important use another SCSI controller for the shared disk dont use same as fixed disk. 

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