Add third node into a existing cluster

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Alex, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. Alex

    Alex Guest

    My company has 2 Compaq DL580 servers and 1 DL140 server. 1 DL 580 is current
    production file server. We would like to implement Win 2k3 cluster service so
    I build cluster server by using 1 DL580 and 1 DL140. After we move current
    file server’s data to cluster server then I will reinstall that file server
    OS and join to cluster server!!! My question is –

    1.Is that possible? Is there any step I should do it first?
    2.I am doing this from the test lab now. It always stuck in “Adding this
    node to the cluster†(45 minutes already and not finish yet)
    3.I am using Intransa iSCSI IPSAN. I saw one document from MSKB (q288778)
    about if cluster more then 3 nodes, I should use “Fiber Channel†not SCSI. Is
    that the problem?

    Thanks a lot!!!
     
    Alex, Oct 26, 2004
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  2. Alex

    Todd J Heron Guest

    Are you using Standard Edition of the Windows Server OS? If so, only
    two-node cluster is allowed. Also, cluster with 3 or more nodes must be
    "Fiber Channel" not SCSI.

    Operating System Nodes Storage
    Windows NT 4.0 Enterprise Edition 1-2 SCSI or Fibre Channel
    Windows 2000 Advanced Server 1-2 SCSI or Fibre Channel
    Windows 2000 Datacenter Server 1-2 SCSI or Fibre Channel
    Windows 2000 Datacenter Server 3-4 Fibre Channel
    Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Ed. 1-2 SCSI or Fibre Channel
    Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Ed. 3-8 Fibre Channel
    Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Ed. 1-2 SCSI or Fibre Channel
    Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Ed. 3-8 Fibre Channel
    Windows Server 2003, 64-Bit Ed. 1-8 Fibre Channel

    Maximum number of supported nodes in a cluster:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;288778
     
    Todd J Heron, Oct 26, 2004
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