RE: W2K3 Clustering 2 nodes -- 2 questions
From: Kevin [MSFT] (kevingod_at_online.microsoft.com)
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 19:28:04 GMT
I have not heard of anyone doing this with SATA, however it may work for testing purposes. As you mention, this would not be a supported config.
Is this going to be a production system?
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| We are toying with the idea of using an inexpensive PCI
| SATA adapter and an external SATA drive as separate bus
| storage for a test setup. The PCI SATA card should look
| like a secondary SCSI adapter to the system.
| We know this is not necessarily supported but have you
| heard of anyone else successfully using something like
| >-----Original Message-----
| >To answer this, we really need to know what your plans
| are. If you just want to build a personal cluster to
| experiment with and do not plan to use it in production,
| then you have a couple
| >options. First off, to just be able to setup a single
| node cluster with no failover capability (for
| experimentation purposes only), you can do a local quorum
| cluster with IDE/ATAPI drives in which the
| >quorum device will actually be on the node's local HDD
| rather than on a shared storage device. Doing this will
| allow you to experiment with many of the features of
| clustering and provide the
| >ability to use things like the dynamic sharing feature
| and virtual server names.
| >Otherwise, you can use Majority Node Set to prevent from
| needing a shared storage device. This requires that more
| than half the nodes are always online however.
| >Please search the help file on cluster and quorum for
| more information on these cluster models.
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| >| Is it possible for the nodes to be using IDE/ATAPI
| drives or must they be SCSI only?
| >| Additionally, is there a way to not have to use a