Sunday, October 11, 2015

"There were no cluster disks specified" when installing SQL Clustering in SMB Share

Symptom:

below error message blocking the SQL 2014 cluster installation when no cluster disk selected. (SMB share to be used)
"There were no cluster disks specified. To continue, specify at least one disk to create a SQL Server failover cluster instance."

Root cause:

SQL Server Analysis Service (SSAS) does not support SMB share, thus deselect this feature and continue.


Unlike the database engine which also offers Server Message Block (SMB) 3.0 shares or Cluster Shared Volumes (CSVs) [2014 only] as storage options, Analysis Services supports only two options for shared storage:
  •          Clustered drives with drive letters
  • ·        Clustered drives with drive letters and mount points created underneath them