Cannot boot second node after first node configured

Discussion in 'Clustering' started by Chris Barclay, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. I have two W2003 servers connected to a Dell PowerVault
    (configured in cluster mode). Before MSCS is configured,
    both servers can mount & use the shared drives (files may
    be created, etc.).

    Once node1 is configured and cluster services are started,
    I attempt to boot & configure the second node as outlined
    in the guide to creating & configuring a server cluster in
    W2003. The machine does not even make it to the Windows
    2003 boot... it hangs in the section where it usually
    enumerates the SCSI drives.

    Any ideas would be appreciated.
    Chris Barclay, Jul 20, 2004
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  2. It sounds to me like the storage unit is configuring an auto-termination
    with only one node turned on. When you turn on the second node, it can't
    access the scsi chain because of termination at the storage device.
    Russ Kaufmann [MCT], Jul 20, 2004
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  3. Hi all,

    first check which RAID controller you have installed.
    It depends on which PERC you use... It doesn't function
    with everyone (Award should be ok, AMI not).
    Be aware of using two RAID controllers on each node. One
    for the operating system and one for the shared ressource.
    (Maybe you can change the controllers).
    Also you need separate RAID configurations for the quorum
    and for the shared data. The DELL RAID controllers are
    not, again, they are not LUN masking aware. You cannot
    create a single RAID 5 for example and create partitions
    for the Quorum and the Data in the same RAID- array.
    Another item could be the BIOS of the RAID controllers.
    Check if you have configured cluster mode.
    Last but not least... on the backside of the PV there is
    a small switch. You have to turn it into cluster mode.


    wilfried.lang, Jul 26, 2004
  4. Sorry, not Award I mean Adaptec!
    wilfried.lang, Jul 26, 2004
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