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BL30 Windows 2003 Clustering Procedure

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Leovino A. Trinidad, Jr
Frequent Advisor

BL30 Windows 2003 Clustering Procedure

Hi!

Do anyone have a procedure on how to setup the BL30 for Windows 2003 Clustering that is attached to SAN (EMC)?

I will appreciate any help from you.

Regards,


LAT
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Steven Clementi
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Re: BL30 Windows 2003 Clustering Procedure

The procedure should be relatively similar to ano other class servers. The main differences are drivers.


Are you looking for something specific or just a simple outline of what has to be done?...


1. install OS, WinServer2003 Enterprise
2. install SP1 if needed and any related security/OS patches or updates.
3. install fibre drivers
4. install multipath software as needed
5. present, at the minimum, a quorum devices to node 2. Quorum has to be at least 500MB to be used. If going with 500MB, specify 512 when you create the unit.

6. on the node, scna the drives, initialize it and format it. Give it a drive letter. "Q:" is common for the quorum, but can be anything.
7. shutdown node 2
8. present the quorum device to node 1 and scan for the drive. At the very least, all you should need to do is assign or re-assign the drive letter.
9. start the cluster administrator and "make a new cluster"


If you ned more detail, We/I can probably supply it.



Steven
Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage and Clustering
MCSE (NT 4.0, W2K, W2K3)
VCP (ESX2, Vi3, vSphere4, vSphere5)
RHCE
NPP3 (Nutanix Platform Professional)
Doug de Werd
Honored Contributor

Re: BL30 Windows 2003 Clustering Procedure

Leovino A. Trinidad, Jr
Frequent Advisor

Re: BL30 Windows 2003 Clustering Procedure

Hi Steve and Doug!

Thank you so much guys for replying and for giving me answers I needed. However, Steve can you please provide me a more detail procedure on this if you may.

Again, thank you.

Regards,


LAT
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: BL30 Windows 2003 Clustering Procedure

I do not have anything written out if that is what you are looking for.


If you need just specific details for part of this procedure, please let me know which part and I will reply.

If you just want general cluster installation procedure/tips, then it might take a little while. I used to have a write up, but unsure of where it resides.



Steven
Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage and Clustering
MCSE (NT 4.0, W2K, W2K3)
VCP (ESX2, Vi3, vSphere4, vSphere5)
RHCE
NPP3 (Nutanix Platform Professional)