|Subject:||New to clustering and need some clarification on disk resources|
|Posted by:||mjerikboo777 (mjerikboo7…@discussions.microsoft.com)|
|Date:||Sat, 15 Mar 2008|
I have been working on a 2 node cluster W2k3 EE R2 x64 2 indentical servers
on a brand new SAN. In my reading I have found that I need two separate Disk
bus on each server. So I have my local SCSI Raid controller hosting a RAID 1
configuration and I made it drive Q and installed the 2k3 quorum on that.
When I went to create a new group for the SQL 2005 Failover install, I
couldn't add another disk instance to my new group, when I got to the part
of adding the physical disk it was just blank.
My OS is running on the SAN for shadow copy and imaging capabilities and
because I didn't realize I couldn't just present different disks to the
server and use them as the quorum resource, it had to be from a separate bus.
So my question is, can I rebuild my server from image and then install my
scsi disks and partition them out so I can have separate disk resources for
both W2K cluster group and a separate cluster group in the SQL install? Or
do I need yet another buse like a 2nd HBA to make that happen.
Also, in my Windows clustering instance, I used a local disk for Drive Q on
node 1 and Node 2 said it couldn't see it but the install was successful and
the cluster runs fine. Do I need to share and map that drive to the second
node or am I missing something there too. You can't present the same disk to
2 machines at the same time right?