|Subject:||SQL 2005 cluster need to rebuild each node - Evict node?|
|Posted by:||decipher (deciph…@discussions.microsoft.com)|
|Date:||Tue, 9 Jan 2007|
I have started working for a new company and they have a SQl 2005 64 bit 2
node cluster running on server 2003 enterprise x64. I was applying some disk
firmware and noticed that the server was not setup with a raid for the OS
partitian. Upon further investigation I noticed that there wasnt even a
hardware raid card installed on the server. I have since setup a software
raid and ordered the correct hardware raid card. I would like to rebuilld
each node of the cluster with a hardware raid. I am a little unsure of the
steps that I need to take and I would appreciate any advice.
1. Can I use the evict node feature within cluster administrator to evict
the second node, rebuild that node and then join it back to the cluster? Can
I use SQL server setup to join the node back to the cluster?
2. Is there an easier way? Rather than evict the node I was thinking that
I could ghost the OS, install the raid card and configure, apply ghost image,
then run a windows repair install.
Does anyone have some real world advice that they can add?
Thanks very much.