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Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) support on ESXi/ESX (1004617)

Purpose

This article provides supportability and setup information for Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) on ESXi/ESX.

Note: The scope of this article only covers Microsoft Cluster Service on ESXi/ESX and does not include other clustering solutions such as Oracle RAC. For more information on Oracle RAC clustering, see the Oracle Databases on VMware RAC Deployment Guide.

Resolution

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)
vSphere 5.5 Yes
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Note: The preceding links were correct as of September 23, 2010. If you find a link is broken, provide feedback and a VMware employee will update the link.


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Tags

mscs  vcenter-mscs  esx-mscs

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Update History

10/22/2012 - Added vSphere 5.1 with link to PDF. 11/14/2012 - Added shared RDMs not supported without clustering solution. 11/20/2012 - Added link to VMware Compatibility Guide

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