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Microsoft Cluster with HP MSA

 
motokhan
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Microsoft Cluster with HP MSA

We have created a Microsoft Windows 2003 Ent. Cluster with two nodes using:

HEWLETT PACKARD : HP Proliant DL360R06 Intel Xeon E5504
HP MSA2312sa DC Modular Smart Array
HP MSA2 146GB 15K rpm 3.5 inch SAS HDD
HP SC08Ge HBA
HP Ext Mini SAS 1m Cable

We can move the cluster groups including the Quorum and other
Shared disk between each nodes using the "Move group" cluster function and also unplugging the Ethernet cable without any issues.

When we perform an emergency shutdown to test the hardware failure scenario, the cluster and disk resources do not move to the secondary server. We get following error messages in the System Events

Event Type: Error
Event Source: ClusDisk
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1209
Date: 9/24/2009
Time: 4:34:01 PM
User: N/A
Computer: RADIOIP-02
Description:
Cluster service is requesting a bus reset for device \Device\ClusDisk0.

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: Lsi_sas
Event Category: None
Event ID: 118
Date: 9/24/2009
Time: 4:34:01 PM
User: N/A
Computer: RADIOIP-02
Description:
The driver for device \Device\RaidPort1 performed a bus reset upon request.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Lsi_sas
Event Category: None
Event ID: 11
Date: 9/24/2009
Time: 4:34:01 PM
User: N/A
Computer: RADIOIP-02
Description:
The driver detected a controller error on \Device\RaidPort1.
Event Type: Error
Event Source: ClusSvc
Event Category: Membership Mgr
Event ID: 1177
Date: 9/24/2009
Time: 4:34:17 PM
User: N/A
Computer: RADIOIP-02
Description:
Cluster service is shutting down because the membership engine failed to arbitrate for the quorum device. This could be due to the loss of network connectivity with the current quorum owner. Check your physical network infrastructure to ensure that communication between this node and all other nodes in the server cluster is intact.


Event Type: Error
Event Source: ClusSvc
Event Category: Startup/Shutdown
Event ID: 1073
Date: 9/24/2009
Time: 4:34:17 PM
User: N/A
Computer: RADIOIP-02
Description:
Cluster service was halted to prevent an inconsistency within the server cluster. The error code was 5892.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7031
Date: 9/24/2009
Time: 4:34:18 PM
User: N/A
Computer: RADIOIP-02
Description:
The Cluster Service service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 60000 milliseconds: Restart the service.
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Amol Garge
Trusted Contributor

Re: Microsoft Cluster with HP MSA

Is the multipath throwing any errors?
motokhan
New Member

Re: Microsoft Cluster with HP MSA

I have not seen any multipath errors. Is it possible that my storage device and HBA do not support clustering or mpio?
Amol Garge
Trusted Contributor

Re: Microsoft Cluster with HP MSA

its possible that the card or MPIO is incompatible...

check the SPOCK for more details:
www.hp.com/storage/spock

if found compatible, check the firmware and driver compatibility as well.
motokhan
New Member

Re: Microsoft Cluster with HP MSA

I checked the compatibility but I could not found Windows 2003 Entp x86 OS on the list but when I checked the SC08Ge HBA adapter HP page, it had Win2K3 x86 listed.

I installed MPIO DSM software for MSA2000 and changed the mode to failover from RoundRobin. I am not sure whether that will help or not.
Amol Garge
Trusted Contributor

Re: Microsoft Cluster with HP MSA

The difference between failover and roundrobin is the way the data is transmitted.

In round robin, all the paths are active and send data in round robin fashion across all the paths. Failover will keep only one path active and rest of the paths will be standby.

So, I guess, this may work in your scenario.
wnnv
New Member

Re: Microsoft Cluster with HP MSA

Do you have the CLI command to change this to failover. I for the life of me can't find or remember it.

motokhan
New Member

Re: Microsoft Cluster with HP MSA

the command to set all the drives to failover is

dev all failover