2003 Ent Ed - Cluster Services - Dynamic Disks

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by brendan, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. brendan

    brendan Guest

    I am in the process of migrating from a single server
    Win2K server which is connected by fibre to a remote
    storage system to 2 WK3 servers configured in clustered
    mode. The disks that are configured on the existing Win2K
    server are Dynamic disks and from what I understand
    Dynamic disks will not work in W2K3 - is there anything I
    can do to work around this or to revert these disks to
    basic disks before migration or will they work in W2K3
    cluster services ?

    Thx in advance
    brendan, Jul 7, 2004
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  2. Hi Brendan,

    Thanks for your posting here.

    Yes, Dynamic disks are not supported for use with Windows Clustering.

    You can use the third-party add-on software Veritas Volume Manager for
    Windows 2000 to add the dynamic disk features to a server cluster
    infrastructure. If you install Veritas Volume Manager and configure Volume
    Manager Disk Group resources, contact Veritas Support for server cluster
    issues that are related to those resources.

    For additional information about Veritas Volume Manager, click the article
    number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    Dynamic Disk Configuration Unavailable for Server Cluster Disks

    The third-party products that are discussed in this article are
    manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft
    makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or
    reliability of these products.

    Have a nice day!

    Bob Qin
    Product Support Services
    Microsoft Corporation

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Jul 9, 2004
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