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Windows 2008 R2 Cluster and EVA4400

 
Richard Patenaude
Occasional Advisor

Windows 2008 R2 Cluster and EVA4400

We have 2 LUNs presented to both nodes of a two node Windows 2008 R2 cluster.

Operating system type set to Microsoft Windows 2008 in CV.

When both nodes are down and either one of the nodes is started, everything comes up perfect. When second node is booted, it will take about 10 to 15 minutes minutes to boot. It looks like it reaches a timeout at some point and booting resumes and everything runs normally. This 10 to 15 minutes delay is even before any clustering services or even MPIO is started.

Now when both nodes are up, if I reboot the first node that was originally booted first, it will always boot quickly. If I reboot the node that was booted second, it will always be slow to boot.

Anyone ever have anything similar happening?

Thanks
4 REPLIES 4
Andras Ordogh
Valued Contributor

Re: Windows 2008 R2 Cluster and EVA4400

hello Richard,

did you check the eventlogs?

andras
Richard Patenaude
Occasional Advisor

Re: Windows 2008 R2 Cluster and EVA4400

Yes Andras, we went thru every logs possible.
This delay happens at the very beginning of the boot process when all the drivers are loaded.

Thanks for your reply.

Richard.
Richard Patenaude
Occasional Advisor

Re: Windows 2008 R2 Cluster and EVA4400

Problem solved!

Changed the zoning in the switch. I had all my Windows 2008 hosts in one zone. I configured one zone per cluster. No more boot delay.

Thanks.
Richard Patenaude
Occasional Advisor

Re: Windows 2008 R2 Cluster and EVA4400

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