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2 DL580 and 2 MSA500 Cluster

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Jay Gomez
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2 DL580 and 2 MSA500 Cluster

Hi,

I would like to ask for assistance on how to configure the 2 DL580 and 2 MSA500 on a cluster environment...
I am just confused coz our client wants a fault tolerant for on the server side and the storage side... (something like 1 DL580 and 1 MSA500 is mirrored on the other 1 DL580 and 1 MSA500)...
Hope you can provide me a white paper or link on how to set-up this thing...
I will also use a windows server 2003 enterprise....
Hope you can also provide me including the OS installation procedure on this kind of set-up....

Thanks,
jay
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Prashant (I am Back)
Honored Contributor

Re: 2 DL580 and 2 MSA500 Cluster

Hi,

Please visit the following site might be a help.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/technologies/clustering/default.mspx

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/sharedstorage/index.html

Where as if looking for somethign more specific then tell me.

Regards,
Prashant S.
Nothing is impossible
Doug de Werd
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Re: 2 DL580 and 2 MSA500 Cluster

HP does not support 2 MSA500 storage boxes connected to a single 2-node cluster.

However, there are a couple of other ways you could do this.

One would be to use a fault tolerant product like Marathon Technologies FTServer (http://www.marathontechnologies.com ) , but then the MSA500's would be a bit overkill.

You could also set up a standard 2-node cluster using the 2 servers and one of the MSA500's. You could then use a product like HP's OpenView Storage Mirroring (OVSM) to mirror the data across to the second MSA500. http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storage/software/sm/index.html

You could probably also do some creative things with StorageWorks Virtual Replicator. http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/sanworks/vr/index.html

The bottom line is that you cannot set up a fully fault tolerant system using MSCS, two servers and 2 MSA500's without using some kind of additional software to mirror over to the second storage box.

Thanks,
Doug
Expert in ProLiant Clusters