Thursday, February 11, 2010

Creating a Windows 2003 Ent cluster with OpenFiler

Q. Do I need to do anything special when configuring an iSCSI Cluster?
A. Take the following configuration settings into consideration when using the MS Software Initiator:

  1. Set all clustered volumes as "Persistent Bindings" to ensure they are remapped if the node is rebooted.

  2. Set "Bind Volumes" for all clustered disks to ensure they are fully mounted by the iSCSI service before the Cluster Service attempts to bring them online.

  3. Ensure you are using Microsoft iSCSI Software Initator 2.0 or above.

  4. Make sure your Quorum drive is at least 500MB

Now! :)

Start up the Cluster Admin tool, File > New > Cluster

  1. Welcome Screen - click Next

  2. Cluster Name and Domain - select your domain from the drop and type in a new name for your cluster (I called mine obxCluster02)

  3. Computer Name - type in the name of the server to be the first node

  4. blah blah blah from here enjoy :)

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