HP EVA and Cluster Shared Volumes


Today I figured out an issue that has been holding up moving forward with my deployment of Hyper V. I didn’t find much on the web when I first ran into this issue so I hope this helps someone else in the future.


Building a 5 node Windows 2012 Hyper V with a CSV the storage is presented from a HP EVA 6000. Initially the build was fine until I started testing failover testing. On one of the node reboots storage failed to come back online. This led me to do some additional testing on the Cluster Shared Volume, found that I could not change the owner of the volume.

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-FailoverClustering
[ Guid] {BAF908EA-3421-4CA9-9B84-6689B8C6F85F}
EventID 1069
Version 2
Level 2
Task 3
Opcode 0
Keywords 0x8000000000000000
[ SystemTime] 2013-03-05T06:02:22.956203200Z


EventRecordID 30959
[ ProcessID] 6876
[ ThreadID] 6252
Channel System
Computer HV04.domain.local
[ UserID] S-1-5-18


ResourceName Cluster Disk 1
ResourceGroup ff5467c6-38dd-42f0-b7a3-6cbcde5d0d32
ResTypeDll Physical Disk
ApplicationErrorCode Element not found.
ErrorCause 0x490

After a lot of double checking everything and updating the firmware on the EVA and all of the drivers on the server. The problem still persisted but I was able to verify at this point everything was running with drivers for Windows 2012. So this either had to be a bug or a setting that was incorrect. It turned out to be a host persona setting in the EVA.

The Operating system type was set on windows on some of the host in the cluster, after changing the setting to Microsoft Windows 2008, I was able to change the owner of the CSV without any problems.


  1. Note: For Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover cluster to work properly, set the array host mode on the HP CommandView EVA to ‘Microsoft Windows LH’ or set custom host mode to “00000004198009A8”
    It works for Server 2012 too.

    1. Thank you so much!!
      Worked here with 3 nodes and a HP EVA 4400 with current firmware XCS 11200000 on Windows Server 2012 R2

  2. really many thanks, i faced the same issue ans solved once i changed the operating system in EVA To Microsoft windows server 2012

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