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win 2008 cluster on Proliant BL460c g1

 
root89
Occasional Visitor

win 2008 cluster on Proliant BL460c g1

hi,
I have installed 2 bl460c 16gb ram, with win 2008 and i want to install exchange 2007 cluster server, they each have 2 nic's(one virtual) and i dont know how to heartbeat them so i can susccesfully create a failover server


q.: can someone explain to me hoq to do exchange2007 Failover Cluster on this blades, specially how to heartbeat this nic's wich are not physically connected?,
thanks
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DSingh
Advisor

Re: win 2008 cluster on Proliant BL460c g1

Option1>>>>> Just give unique IP address to both Private NICs of both server.

Option2>>> U can create Vlan in Blade Switch and add both heartbeat NIC port. But disadvantage of this is both hearbeat ports should be from same blade switch means there won't be any switch level redundancy if Blade switch will fail cluster will go down.

root89
Occasional Visitor

Re: win 2008 cluster on Proliant BL460c g1

thanks for the answer,
i have already gave static Ip on both, but not the same Ip, so what do you mean "unique IP on both servers", are you saying to give the same Ip to both private NIC's? cause if so it will be a conflict ip.
thanx.
DSingh
Advisor

Re: win 2008 cluster on Proliant BL460c g1

No I don't mean that. I mean you can use different subnet for Hearbeat nics
WFHC-WI
Honored Contributor

Re: win 2008 cluster on Proliant BL460c g1

Hi root,

Within Virtual Connect you can create another network and give it no uplink ports. This creates a network internal to the enclosure. (Be sure not to check the "Private Network" box. This makes it impossible for servers to talk to each other without bouncing off an external device.) Modify your server profiles in Virtual Connect Manager so that the heartbeat NIC points to the new "internal" network.

Read pages 104-105 here for step-by-step instructions:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00865618/c00865618.pdf

You may also wish to browse the VC-Ethernet cookbook here:
http://bizsupport.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01471917/c01471917.pdf

Good luck!
root89
Occasional Visitor

Re: win 2008 cluster on Proliant BL460c g1

thank you,
i must read those books they are gre8 books my case.