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how to configure shared ISCSI SAN storage on Windows 2008

Postby guest » Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:13 am

Again, go through my article. I show step by step on creating a Server
2008 Cluster with iscsi. It seems like everything you're asking is
covered in detail in my article and with screenshots.

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Elan Shudnow
http://www.shudnow.net



"Gilbert" <Gilbert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:925DB84A-4019-42DA-A7D3-B85CE23C3483@microsoft.com:

> That's exactly what I'm doing this for, Exchange 2007.
>
> I have 2 Mailbox servers: Mail 3 and Mail 4. I was hoping that clients
> would connect to something like Mail2.
>
> "Elan Shudnow" wrote:
>
>
> > The cluster install is smart enough to know which is the Public IP
> > Subnet and then provides you with the ability to create an IP address on
> > that subnet. The reason it states that the ip will not be what clients
> > connect to is because if you were to install something such as Exchange,
> > it creates a cluster group which contains the Exchange disk resources,
> > the network name, network ip, etc... The clients would be connecting to
> > that, not the IP you are specifying during the install.
> >
> > --
> > Elan Shudnow
> > http://www.shudnow.net
> >
> >
> >
> > "Gilbert" <Gilbert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:B8B39BEF-90A7-462A-99A4-6E6FB9108B88@microsoft.com:
> >
>
> > > Ok, I got the validation tests to pass by having 1 node online and the other
> > > node offline but both connected to the iSCSI target at the same time.
> > >
> > > Now when I go to create a new cluster, I get to the point where it says:
> > > "Create access point for cluster". The only network that shows up is the
> > > 172.16.0.x network. The manual says "this ip will probably not be what the
> > > clients use to access the server, it's just to administer the cluster".
> > >
> > > I'm a little confused by that. Here's what my NICs look like:
> > >
> > > NIC 1 - Public network 172.16.0.x
> > > ip 172.16.0.63
> > > subnet 255.255.252.0
> > > gateway 172.16.0.1
> > >
> > > NIC 2 - Private cluster heartbeat - 192.168.50.x
> > > 192.168.50.2
> > > 255.255.255.0
> > > no gateway configured
> > >
> > > NIC 3 -iSCSI
> > > 172.30.7.x
> > >
> > > NIC 4 -iSCSI
> > > 172.30.7.x
> > >
> > > 1. Am I supposed to see more than 1 network listed when I run thru the
> > > Cluster Wizard?
> > > 2. What IP address should I use for the "access point" ? Something in my
> > > Public network 172.16.0.x or the private cluster 192.168.50.x ?
> > > 3. What IP and hostname will the clients connect to? (I was thinking if I
> > > had Server3 and Server4, the clients would connect to a name like Server2
> > > which would be the cluster name...is that right?)
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > "Dave Guenthner [MSFT]" wrote:
> > >
> > >
>
> > > > Regarding Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008 you should create and
> > > > present your LUNs to both servers at the same time before creating the
> > > > cluster. Once presented, you can validate in disk management from each
> > > > node respectively that you can see the storage, Windows will not automount
> > > > them as older versions like Windows 2000 did. Now that you know each node
> > > > can see the storage, from node 1 online/initialize each disk from disk
> > > > management and format with NTFS, assign a drive letter, do nothing on Node
> > > > 2. Run the validation wizard to include storage tests specifying both
> > > > nodes for test. Storage tests will ensure that your iSCSI target software
> > > > is supported.
> > > >
> > > > [Lots of documentation here]
> > > > http://blogs.msdn.com/clustering/archiv ... 83427.aspx
> > > >
> > > > Dave Guenthner [MSFT]
> > > > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
> > > >
> > > >
> >
>
> >
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