Cluster Win2K to Win2K3 R2

Discussion in 'Clustering' started by trab, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. trab

    trab Guest

    Hello All,
    I have two clusters two-nodes Win2K-based, one for Exchange Server 2003 and
    one mainly for file sharing. I will soon install Win2K3 R2 on all nodes, my
    aim is to perform a full reinstall of the nodes not an upgrade, but to
    preserve cluster functionality and configuration.

    I plan to proceed on both clusters as follows:
    1) evict node B from cluster [=> one-node cluster Win2K]
    2) full reinstall of node B
    3) join node B to cluster [=> two-nodes cluster mixed Win2K-Win2K3]
    4) evict node A from cluster [=> cluster one-node Win2K3]
    5) full reinstall of node A
    6) join node A to cluster [=> two-nodes cluster Win2K3]

    Do you think this is a correct procedure? Are there known problems having
    the cluster in mixed mode for a short time?

    Thanks.

    Trab
     
    trab, Mar 28, 2007
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  2. Rodney R. Fournier, Mar 28, 2007
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  3. trab

    trab Guest

    Yes, applications installation was implicit ;-)
    Thanks for the answer.

    Trab

     
    trab, Mar 28, 2007
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  4. Hello,

    Thank you for using newsgroup!

    You may perform a rolling upgrade. Here are some relate information:

    How to upgrade Exchange 2000 Server to Exchange Server 2003 in an
    active/passive clustered environment by doing a clean installation of
    Windows Server 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/842427/en-us

    How to perform a rolling upgrade of a Windows 2003 RC2-based cluster server
    to the release version of Windows Server 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811272/en-us

    Hope this helps.

    Mike Luo

    Microsoft Online Partner Support
    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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    Mike Luo [MSFT], Mar 28, 2007
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  5. I have not received any responses from you lately, and I am just wondering
    if you require further assistance. Please let me know if there is anything
    that I can do for you. I look forward to hearing from you soon. :)

    Mike Luo

    Microsoft Online Partner Support
    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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    Mike Luo [MSFT], Apr 3, 2007
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