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Cluster Disk 0 does not support Persistent Reservation

I was try to configure Two-Node failover cluster with WS2008 Ent. 
but I Can’t pass Validate Storage Configuration.

Every time I run validate Storage Configuration I got that error

Cluster Disk 0 does not support Persistent Reservation..Validate failed with ” Cluster Disk 0 does not support Persistent Reservation ”

After spending about 6 hours searching online I found it. My SAN is HP EVA SAN. The problem was in HP LUN configuration..follow HP configuration to create failover cluster under W2K8.

Configuring EVA host connections

Make sure the Windows LH Host mode is enabled for each node on the Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) through command view. Depending on what command view you have installed, if in the drop-down there is no “Microsoft Windows LH” then choose custom and type in the custom type field the following HEX number 00000004198009A8 . If the wrong connection type is configured, you cannot share the disks between the cluster nodes and the cluster check will fail with a non-SCSI-3 compliant message.

  1. Corbett
    October 11, 2008 at 12:30 am

    Thank you! This is exactly what I was getting and a quick google search got me here.

    With the upgraded firmware on my EVA, Windows 2008 is now one of the choices you can select.

  2. March 2, 2009 at 2:03 am

    Dear Friend,
    We don’t know how to thank you for the graet info that you posted on the net.
    you save us by this artical and we did our best to solve the problem but you are the best what we have in this project.
    our regards to you with all recipect

  3. Mohamed Fawzi
    March 2, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Thanks for your words, Hope your project will go great.

  4. May 27, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    i’m in cold server room in qatar.at the end of the day and i’m very tired seeing the error in EVA san and when i googled
    here i found the solution worked gr8.. FAWZI saving me from spending more time in Freezer..
    Thanks FAWZI my best team ever.

  5. Mohamed Fawzi
    May 27, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    LOL 🙂

  6. matt
    September 22, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    THANK YOU! I spent hours trying to troubleshoot this issue.

  7. Seb Bermingham
    November 27, 2009 at 12:40 am

    Thanks man!! This error came while installing a new windows 2008 SQL cluster on an older EVA. I owe you one.

  8. Steve
    April 9, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Does anyone know how to do this on a IBM totalstorage N series (netapp)

  9. Amr Nassar
    June 23, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    awwwwwy keda ya wadeeeeeeee3 100 100

  10. uche
    August 27, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    I’m having the same error but I’m using Netapp storage. How do I set this on the NetApp filerview?

  11. uche
    August 27, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    I’m having the same error but I’m using Netapp storage. How do I set this on the NetApp filerview?

  12. Mohamed Fawzi
    August 28, 2010 at 2:50 am

    make sure that your Netapp storage is supported for Windows 2008..Some times it needs framework update

  13. Yasir Kuttiady
    December 6, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Thanks Mohamed for the great info.
    I have got the same answer from HP and posing it here for more info.


  14. Mohamed Fawzi
    December 6, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Thanks Yasir for sharing

  15. Anil Bhat
    September 13, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Thank you Mohamed for sharing the information. On my EVA console I changed the OS type from Windows 2003 to Windows 2008 and it worked.

    Many Thanks

  16. Truefaoo
    March 8, 2013 at 1:18 am

    Thank you, Now my cluster is working well. W2008R2 EE, EVA P6300

  17. Ahmed
    July 11, 2013 at 9:46 am

    what about windows 2012 with EVA P6300 in hyper-v. is that article applies too.

    • Mohamed Fawzi
      July 11, 2013 at 9:55 am

      Never tested, You can try

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