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ArcGIS Server (10.4+) cluster shared directory architecture

Question asked by jay.gregory on Mar 26, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 17, 2020 by titusvillegis

Talking with Esri Support, and looking at documentation, it seems like the only supported architecture for a 2+ node ArcGIS Server cluster is using a network share for the config-store and other arcgisserver directories.  


I'm curious if anyone has had success with using Microsoft Windows Server Cluster Shared Volume ( ) instead?  


This is a feature of Windows Server 2008 R2 and above that can operate as another shared location between two or more servers - Esri support tells me a network share is the only supported architecture, but I'm curious if that's because they haven't fully tested Cluster Shared Volume, or actually found issues with using Cluster Shared Volume.