Hi ppl! Recently I deployed a Hyper-V Cluster of 2 nodes ( Server 2016 yay! ) with no shared traditional storage but over SMB 3.0 shares ( yay! ) and I experienced the error mentioned in the Blog Post title.
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What was the actual issue? The issue was that I couldn’t Live Migrate a from Node 1 to Node 2 and vice versa. After thorough investigation and eventually without any detailed logging why this was happening, I managed to found the issue! The type of the SMB Share was incorrect and it was lacking of the appropriate File and Folder permissions.
So how we can create a proper SMB share that will host Virtual Machine Disks?
- On the Server that will host the SMB 3.0 Share (Standalone or SoFS) open the Server Manager, click on File and Storage Services.
- Click Shares, click the drop down “Tasks” and then choose New Share.
- Select the Profile for this Share “SMB share – Applications” and click Next.
- Share Location, choose between a Disk Drive or a Custom Path and click Next.
- Specify a shared name for the newly created folder/share and click Next
- Click Next on the Other Settings
- Click on Customize Permissions, Select Principal, Object Types and mark Computers. Now add the Computer Accounts of the Hyper-V Cluster Nodes that will be accessing this SMB Share and assign Full Access Permission.
- On the confirmation page, click Create.
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