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Whitepaper or best practice for Microsoft Cluster service using a File share witness


customer wants to install a MS windows 2012 cluster in an VMware (ESXi V5.5) environment using a file share witness as a quorum. The storage is a V6240 (serial: 200000635057) NetApp Ontap 8.2.4P5 (7-Mode). I need to know, if it is supported and if yes, under which conditions.

Do you have a whitepaper or best practice document for that?


Thanks Carsten




Carsten -


Although we teach this in our MSSQL on NetApp classes, I wassn't able to find a NetApp TR with discussion.



Best reference I can find for you is from Microsoft:



I hope this response has been helpful to you.


At your service,


Eugene E. Kashpureff, Sr.
Independent NetApp Consultant http://www.linkedin.com/in/eugenekashpureff
Senior NetApp Instructor, FastLane US http://www.fastlaneus.com/
(P.S. I appreciate 'kudos' on any helpful posts.)

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