DO i always need a SCSI RAID or SAN storage to make a cluster?

Discussion in 'Clustering' started by Cesar_duque, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. Cesar_duque

    Cesar_duque Guest

    We have a situation in here, we have been making some practices using windows
    2003 server Enterprise, now we want to start making a cluster, is there a way
    for learning pospuses to configure a 2 server cluster without using any
    external storage device?

    We downloaded the documents related to configuration of clusters but
    everyone talks about using external storage devices.

    So.. any ideas?


    Thanks a lot
     
    Cesar_duque, Nov 9, 2005
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  2. iSCSI for a physical test lab
    VMWare or VS 2005 for virtual test lab


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    Russ Kaufmann [MVP], Nov 9, 2005
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  3. Cesar_duque

    Cesar_duque Guest

    We are using Historian 3.0 and we want to make it redundant, the only way to
    achieve this is using a Cluster the iSCSI is not a solution for us and the
    SAN is not available, how can we make it work using vmware?

    Thanks a lot
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    Cesar_duque, Nov 9, 2005
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  4. Why is iSCSI not an option?

    As to VMWare, it takes a bunch of odd tricks to make it work. You will
    probably want to google on it.

    Virtual server is pretty well documented here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/virtualserver/deploy/cvs2005.mspx


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    Russ Kaufmann

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    Russ Kaufmann [MVP], Nov 9, 2005
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  5. Cesar_duque

    Mark Bradley Guest

    I take it that your limitations to storage are based on current
    infrastructure and as such can't implement iSCSI or a SAN as such it would be
    hard to use clustering to make an application redundant without shared
    storage. You can either wait for VMWARE ESX 3 which is released in Jan 06 and
    supports NAS (you will still need gigabit). VMWARE currently would not
    produce a redundant solution as it would need a SAN to provide full hardware
    redundancy. How does your application work as it may be possible to make it
    redundant without using clustering?

    Alternatively are you looking for a better software recovery position if so
    VMWARE could help?
     
    Mark Bradley, Nov 11, 2005
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  6. It appears that he wants to "practice" and is not making a production
    environment. Otherwise, I would have provided a different answer.


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    MVP - Windows Server - Clustering
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    Russ Kaufmann [MVP], Nov 11, 2005
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