This lab will use local disk for Quorum not share disk, and just restore 1 cluster hosts let SQL online
Remark: if we want to auto start cluster, we need to restore AD to UAT environment or using a script to start without quorum.
Export disk to VMDK
Our lab don’t need Q: and F:
We can found restored to our ESXi UAT environment
Add A new VM using existing disk
Delete default “Hard disk 1”, and add existing disk just restored.
Our phyical server using EFI bios
Power On windows and we can see the cluster can’t startup
Type below command to startup without Quorum disk
net.exe stop clussvc
net.exe start clussvc /forcequorum
Delete Cluster disk.
If we don’t delete it, we can’t let the disk online in “Disk Management”
Make the SQL data disk online
Reconfig the IP
Click “Start Role” to let SQL Server online
We can see SQL is Running now
But it can’t auto start after reboot server, we need to config Quorum
Delete the old one, because Quorum can’t online in local disk
Create a SMB share
This step need AD to authenticate