I need help trying to solve this as I've spent tons of time trying to figure this out but have had no luck. I created a VMWare Workstation test environment and I have been trying to install SQL Cluster on one of my Nodes.
From the looks of it, it looks like it's a storage configuration problem but at this point I have no idea what else I could do and there isn't much online about it. Please look at the log and any input would be appreciated.
2016-03-06 19:02:50.76 Server Microsoft SQL Server 2014 - 12.0.2000.8 (X64) Feb 20 2014 20:04:26 Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation Enterprise Edition (64-bit) on Windows NT 6.3 <X64> (Build 9600: ) (Hypervisor) 2016-03-06 19:02:50.76 Server UTC adjustment: -8:00 2016-03-06 19:02:50.76 Server (c) Microsoft Corporation. 2016-03-06 19:02:50.76 Server All rights reserved. 2016-03-06 19:02:50.76 Server Server process ID is 1860. 2016-03-06 19:02:50.76 Server System Manufacturer: 'VMware, Inc.', System Model: 'VMware Virtual Platform'. 2016-03-06 19:02:50.76 Server Authentication mode is WINDOWS-ONLY. 2016-03-06 19:02:50.76 Server Logging SQL Server messages in file 'M:\MSSQL12.SQLCLUST14INS1\MSSQL\Log\ERRORLOG'. 2016-03-06 19:02:50.76 Server The service account is 'UVIT\administrator'. This is an informational message; no user action is required. 2016-03-06 19:02:50.76 Server Registry startup parameters: -d M:\MSSQL12.SQLCLUST14INS1\MSSQL\DATA\master.mdf -e M:\MSSQL12.SQLCLUST14INS1\MSSQL\Log\ERRORLOG -l M:\MSSQL12.SQLCLUST14INS1\MSSQL\DATA\mastlog.ldf 2016-03-06 19:02:50.76 Server Command Line Startup Parameters: -s "SQLCLUST14INS1" 2016-03-06 19:02:51.02 Server SQL Server detected 1 sockets with 1 cores per socket and 1 logical processors per socket, 1 total logical processors; using 1 logical processors based on SQL Server licensing. This is an informational message; no user action is required. 2016-03-06 19:02:51.02 Server SQL Server is starting at normal priority base (=7). This is an informational message only. No user action is required. 2016-03-06 19:02:51.02 Server Detected 2047 MB of RAM. This is an informational message; no user action is required. 2016-03-06 19:02:51.02 Server Using conventional memory in the memory manager. 2016-03-06 19:02:51.07 Server Default collation: SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS (us_english 1033) 2016-03-06 19:02:51.17 Server Query Store settings initialized with enabled = 1, 2016-03-06 19:02:51.18 Server This instance of SQL Server last reported using a process ID of 1696 at 3/2/2016 12:33:34 PM (local) 3/2/2016 8:33:34 PM (UTC). This is an informational message only; no user action is required. 2016-03-06 19:02:51.18 Server The maximum number of dedicated administrator connections for this instance is '1' 2016-03-06 19:02:51.18 Server Node configuration: node 0: CPU mask: 0x0000000000000001:0 Active CPU mask: 0x0000000000000001:0. This message provides a description of the NUMA configuration for this computer. This is an informational message only. No user action is required. 2016-03-06 19:02:51.18 Server Using dynamic lock allocation. Initial allocation of 2500 Lock blocks and 5000 Lock Owner blocks per node. This is an informational message only. No user action is required. 2016-03-06 19:02:51.20 Server CLR version v4.0.30319 loaded. 2016-03-06 19:02:51.44 spid8s Starting up database 'master'. 2016-03-06 19:02:51.47 spid8s There have been 256 misaligned log IOs which required falling back to synchronous IO. The current IO is on file M:\MSSQL12.SQLCLUST14INS1\MSSQL\DATA\master.mdf. 2016-03-06 19:02:51.48 spid8s Unable to create stack dump file due to stack shortage (ex_terminator - Last chance exception handling) 2016-03-06 19:02:51.48 spid8s Stack Signature for the dump is 0x0000000000000000 2016-03-06 19:02:51.51 spid8s [INFO] Identity Begin End | State Result Error Speculate Prepared LazyCommit ReadOnly | Transaction Database ThreadId | ReadSet WriteSet ScanSet Savepoint LogSizeRq | CommitDep TotalComm Dependent 0 Dependent 1 Dependent 2 Dependent 3 Dependent 4 Dependent 5 Dependent 6 Dependent 7 | Area Location | 2016-03-06 19:02:51.57 Server Software Usage Metrics is enabled. 2016-03-06 19:02:52.74 spid8s External dump process return code 0x20000001. External dump process returned no errors.