how do you write an install that works across all nodes of a clust

Discussion in 'Clustering' started by conq78, Dec 18, 2004.

  1. conq78

    conq78 Guest

    I've got an application that is currently cluster unaware which I've got to
    determine how best to convert to work on a MS cluster.

    I've read the documentation in MSDN concerning writing cluster aware
    applications and am happy about most aspects of the job except I cannot think
    how to seemlessly install the software across each of the nodes of the
    cluster from a single install (SQL Server 2000 is capable of installing
    itself on all nodes of the cluster by simply running the install from a
    single node - to do this all you seem to need to do is specify a username and
    password of an administrator account that will work on all nodes of the
    cluster).

    Does anybody know how this is achieved?

    The only information I could find on this from MSDN was from here:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/mscs/mscs/installing_files.asp

    which contains a very cursory set of instructions which I think are somewhat
    ambiguous. Item #6 of the list of instructions found in the above webpage is:

    "6. Once the application and the DLLs are installed on one node, enumerate
    the other nodes and then use the administration shares and remote registry
    manipulation to install the application and distribute the files over the
    network. For information on enumeration see Enumerating Objects."

    I understand how to enumerate the other nodes (the API makes that very easy)
    but I don't know how to 'use the administration shares and remote registry
    manipulation to install the application and distribute the files over the
    network.' - can anybody expand these instructions for me?

    Thank you.
     
    conq78, Dec 18, 2004
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