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cluster with dl585 and dl385 g2

 
Diego Castelli
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cluster with dl585 and dl385 g2

Hi all, i know this is an insolit question.

Is there anyone that ever realized cluster using MSCS (win 2003 server SP1) with heterogeneous hardware?

A client wants to know if this is possible....

Based on the official clustering whitepaper i told him that is NOT. But some people told me that in some cases this will work.

is this really possible? Anyone has done it before?

Thanks in advance.
Diego C.

MS MCSA Server 2003

HP Accredited Integration Specialist
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Mauro Rusignuolo
Trusted Contributor

Re: cluster with dl585 and dl385 g2

Diego Castelli
Trusted Contributor

Re: cluster with dl585 and dl385 g2

Thanks for the rapid response, anyway this is an extract of the official whitepaper, that you can find here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=A5BBB021-0760-48F3-A53B-0351FC3337A1&displaylang=en

-----------quotation----------------------

â ¢ All hardware should be identical, slot for slot, card for card, BIOS, firmware revisions, and so on, for all nodes. This makes configuration easier and eliminates compatibility problems.

-----------end of quotation--------------------

I'm especially interested in finding someone that has done it ever, for potential issues, problems and so on.


Thanks, anyway.
:-)
Diego.
Diego C.

MS MCSA Server 2003

HP Accredited Integration Specialist
Mauro Rusignuolo
Trusted Contributor

Re: cluster with dl585 and dl385 g2

yes, you are right.
hardware should be identical.
but "should be".
for sure, creating a cluster using identical systems should be easier.

I created a few clusters using different hardware having some problems (solved).

after of that, I choosen for create cluster using virtual machines :-)...
<> Leonardo da Vinci
Diego Castelli
Trusted Contributor

Re: cluster with dl585 and dl385 g2

Thank you so much.
I think i'll not do that.
At least i will not provide warrant on that... :-P

Diego.
Diego C.

MS MCSA Server 2003

HP Accredited Integration Specialist
Mauro Rusignuolo
Trusted Contributor

Re: cluster with dl585 and dl385 g2

the best solution! :-)

ciao.

TJK.
<> Leonardo da Vinci