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How to Set a Disk Witness for a File Server Cluster Quorum in VMM

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

Starting with Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) in System Center 2012 R2, you can select a disk witness, specifically a node and disk majority, for a Scale-out File Server failover cluster quorum configuration. There is also support for 2-way and 3-way mirror for resiliency, as well as single parity and dual parity for redundancy.

Selecting a disk witness for a Scale-out File Server cluster quorum

Use the following procedure to node and disk majority for a Scale-out File Server failover cluster quorum configuration.

To select a disk witness for a Scale-out File Server cluster quorum

  1. Open the Fabric workspace.

  2. In the Fabric pane, click Storage, right-click the applicable file server, and then click Properties.

  3. On the General page, select the checkbox next to Use disk witness for this file server from the specified pool.

  4. In the Pools box, select a storage pool from the drop-down list.

  5. When complete, click OK.

See Also

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

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