Can't add new x64 Xeon based Server to Existing x64 Xeon Based Clu

Discussion in 'Clustering' started by SushiSean, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. SushiSean

    SushiSean Guest

    I have an existing Active/Active cluster that has identical servers about two
    years old. They are dual dual-core x64 XEON’s socket 604 mPGA. I’ve
    installed a new Dell 2950 with dual quad-core Xeon E5420’s. When I try to
    add this new server to the cluster, I get a message as if the existing
    servers are x86 and not 64 bit. What am I missing here? Some incompatible
    BIOS settings? Certainly all these servers are Intel x64’s.

    The node "SQLGP2.F3.local" does not have the same processor architecture as
    the other nodes in the cluster and cannot be added to the cluster.
    Status: 0x8007170a
    This computer cannot be made a member of a cluster.
    Additional Information:
    A cluster can only be created using nodes that have the same processor
    architecture. Your cluster has a "AMD 64 bit" processor and the node you
    attempted to add has a "Intel x86" processor. Remove "SQLGP2.F3.local" from
    the nodes list and try again.
    SushiSean, Jun 5, 2008
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  2. It is about the version of the OS/Windows you are running.

    If you are running x86 Windows on your older servers, and x64 Windows on
    your new server then you get this message.
    Please install x86 Windows on your new server, and you will be able to Join
    it to the cluster

    .... or the otherway around, you simply cannot mix x86 and x64 OS in the same

    Edwin vMierlo [MVP], Jun 6, 2008
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  3. SushiSean

    SushiSean Guest

    All machines are Windows 2003 R2 Enterprise x64, so that's not it
    SushiSean, Jun 6, 2008
  4. SushiSean

    SushiSean Guest

    Actually I just noticed that the old servers are Windows 2003 x64 Enterprise
    SP2, and the new server is Windows 2003 x64 Enterprise SP2 R2. Is there a
    problem having an R2 and non R2 server in the cluster together?
    SushiSean, Jun 6, 2008
  5. you can mix R2 and non-R2

    If you are absolutely sure that all your machines are running an x64 OS, I
    would open a support case with Microsoft.
    But double check first, as this message only appears when you have a
    mismatch of OS's

    Edwin vMierlo [MVP], Jun 7, 2008
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