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BL465c G5 failover clustering

 
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BL465c G5 failover clustering

Can I failover cluster two BL465c G5's and a X1800sb and a sb40c using windows 2008 r2?
If not that hardware then what blade hardware for the shared disk hardware.
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Re: BL465c G5 failover clustering

Hi,
if you are considering making a Microsoft Failover Cluster with two BL465c G5's and using the X1800 + sb40c as "shared storage" in the cluster - yes, this should be perfectly possible.

I'm assuming then that you will configure/use the X1800 + sb40c as a iSCSI target - and iSCSI storage has been supported for use in Microsoft clusters since Windows 2003.

http://blogs.technet.com/josebda/archive/2007/12/18/configuring-the-microsoft-iscsi-software-target.aspx

Also I'm assuming you will install the Enterprise edition of Win 2008 R2 on the BL465c's, since that is required for failover clustering.


Cheers,
Rune
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Re: BL465c G5 failover clustering

However I read in:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01757181/c01757181.pdf?jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

page 59 they said the X3000 supported clustering and the X1000 didn't.

I suspect they meant the family eg X1000 ~ X1800?
I've also read the clustered blades should be of the same architecture. Does that include the X1800sb ? If so then I'd be mixing AMD with Intel since as far as I know the X1800sb is Intel based.
Lastly if I went the AT459A/SB40c where does the software live?