No disks suitable for cluster disk were found.

Problem

In Windows Failover Cluster, an error appears stating that "No disks suitable for cluster disks were found." when trying to add Storage Foundation for Windows Volume Manager Disk Group disks.

Error Message

No disks suitable for cluster disks were found. For diagnostic information about disks available to the cluster, use the Validate a Configuration Wizard to run Storage tests.

Solution

Use the steps below as a Workaround to add Volume Manager Disk Group disks:

1. Create a new Temporary Empty Service or Application Container


Right-click Services and applications -> More Actions… -> Create Empty Service or Application

 

The new Group should appear as "New service or application"

2. Add a resource

Select Add a resource -> More resources… -> 9 - Add Volume Manager Disk Group

 

A New Volume Manager Disk Group object should appear in the Container

3. Add Dynamic Disk Group to Properties


Right-click New Volume Manager Disk Group -> Properties

The New Volume Manger Disk Group Properties Window should appear

Select the Properties tab, select the Value Field next to  DiskGoupName, type in the Dynamic Disk Group name

4. Delete the Temporary Empty Service or Application Container

Confirm option to delete the Temporary Empty Service or Application Container

The Disk Drive Should now be available under the Storage in the Failover Cluster

 

Applies To

Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster using Storage Foundation for Windows Volume Manager Disk Group Resources

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