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Clustering on X1800 Win2008 Storage Server

 
PhilHowes
Advisor

Clustering on X1800 Win2008 Storage Server

Hi,
I'm trying to recreate our current storage solution (NAS4000 cluster) with a couple of new X1800's. We used to create a 2-node cluster using MS clustering and create cluster resources server name, ip address and file shares so that the storage could cope with a node failure. However, I can't seem to see MS clustering on Win2008 Storage Server. What is the reccommended way of achieving cluster-like resilience with Win2008?
Thanks.
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Monty Phillips
Trusted Contributor

Re: Clustering on X1800 Win2008 Storage Server

Hi Mark,

The x1800 ships with Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition. Standard edition does not include clustering support.

The X3800 comes with Microsoft® Windows Storage Server 2008 Enterprise operating system -- including cluster services.

So, with your current x18000 servers there is no way to set up a traditional cluster as you would like.

Any possibility to swap the X1800 for X3800 servers?

Thanks,
Monty
Monty Phillips
Trusted Contributor

Re: Clustering on X1800 Win2008 Storage Server

Hi Mark,

The x1800 ships with Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition. Standard edition does not include clustering support.

The X3800 comes with Microsoft® Windows Storage Server 2008 Enterprise operating system -- including cluster services.

So, with your current x1800 servers there is no way to set up a traditional cluster as you would like.

Any possibility to swap the X1800 for X3800 servers?

Thanks,
Monty
PhilHowes
Advisor

Re: Clustering on X1800 Win2008 Storage Server

Thanks Monty,
I consulted with our hardware suppliers and they told me the same. Despite the fact they sold me this in the first place and knew what I wanted to do. Will try and swap boxes.

Thanks for the reply.
Patrick Terlisten
Honored Contributor

Re: Clustering on X1800 Win2008 Storage Server

Hello,

if you want to achieve high-availability for file shares without using Microsoft Cluster, you could take a closer look onto Microsoft DFS and DFS replication.

Regards,
Patrick
Best regards,
Patrick