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Postby guest » Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:48 pm

Thank you.

If I want to test hyper-V VM failover cluster, any way to achieve this?

"Edwin vMierlo [MVP]" wrote:

> Agree, test with Virtual first
>
> but to answer your original question: Yes, you can cluster without disks.
>
> Cluster will configure a "Node Majority" quorum model by default (because
> you do not have disks) and with a 2 node cluster, you must change this to
> "Node Majority with FileShare witness" immediately in order to reduce the
> chance of loosing your cluster when one node becomes unavailable.
>
> Rgds,
> Edwin.
>
>
>

> > Hello John,
> >
> > I would suggest to install Virtual server 2005 and install there a cluster
> > for testing with virtual disk. You just need a powerful machine to run 2
> > 2008 machines and can create virtual harddisks with it.
> >
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> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > I have two nodes with windows 2008 enterprise 64 bit OS installed. I
> > > am still waiting for SAN. while waiting, can I setup the cluster
> > > between these two nodes to test Windows 2008 clustering?
> > >
> > > Thank you!
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Postby guest » Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:49 pm

You need to have shared disk for that, so now you need some sort storage
which supports Failover Clustering

Rgds,
Edwin.
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Postby guest » Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:10 pm

Don't use that disk for your Witness disk, configure a different Quorum
model "Node Majority and FileShare witness"

After reconfiguring the Quorum model, you can use the disk for a Hyper-V
machine.

rgds,
Edwin.


> Thank you for your help.
>
> I installed StarWind. but, it only allows me to create one shared storage
> which is Quorum (I configured) now. Do they have any limtation on the
shared
> storage creation? As I really want to test Hyper-V failover cluster.
>
> thank you.
>
> "Ryan Sokolowski [MVP]" wrote:
>
> > Yes, at least for trial purposes. Check out Rocket Division's StarWind
> > iSCSI Target software...you can use this to create an iSCSI target for
your
> > clustering tests.
> >
> > --
> > Ryan Sokolowski
> > MVP - Clustering
> > MCT, MCITP x3, MCTS x7, MCSE x2, CCNA, CCDA, BCFP
> >
> >
> > > Thank you for your help and knowledge.'
> > >
> > > Any free software to make shared storage (iSCSI??) to test?
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