Microsoft cluster support limitations when using FC/iSCSI RDM LUNs

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The Plug-in for Windows supports Microsoft clusters using FC/iSCSI RDM LUNs on different virtual machines belonging to different ESX or ESXi servers.

This feature is not supported in releases before ESX 5.5i.
  • The Plug-in for Windows does not support clusters on ESX iSCSI and NFS datastores.

  • The Plug-in for Windows does not support mixed initiators in a cluster environment.

    Initiators must be either FC or Microsoft iSCSI, but not both.

  • ESX iSCSI initiators and HBAs are not supported on shared disks in a Microsoft cluster.

  • The Plug-in for Windows does not support virtual machine migration with vMotion if the virtual machine is part of a Microsoft cluster.

  • The Plug-in for Windows does not support MPIO on virtual machines in a Microsoft cluster.