Monday, February 20, 2017

The cluster group SRVSQLCL1 already exists. To contine, specify a new sql server failover cluster group name



At the time of Cluster installation the given resource already used by Cluster. you will get below error



To resolve the issue.
1. Remove the given SQL Cluster name from Cluster Resource

Open the Failover Cluster Manager


Goto Roles or Services and Applications 

Right Click on the Resource Name and select Remove 




And then you can proceed with remaining Steps.

If you remove the cluster resource the associated cluster storage disk also goes offline as shown in below images.


Right click on cluster resource name and select remove option


it will remove the cluster resource and associated  disk from cluster and disks goes to offline also


then you need to add cluster disk by clicking Add Disk in right side pane

in add disk to cluster window select only cluster disk and click ok


this will add disk to cluster storage disks