Migrating cluster resources to new cluster

Discussion in 'Clustering' started by Paul, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. Paul

    Paul Guest

    Old cluster running on Windows 2000 Advanced Server. Old Kit.
    New cluster running on Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition. New Kit.
    All connected to same SAN and members of the same 2000 native domain.

    I would like to migrate all resources from the Old Cluster to the new Cluster.
    I created a test cluster group along with a test disk resource. Ensured it
    was working properly on both nodes of Old cluster. Deleted it as a resource
    of the old cluster. Unpresented the disk from the Old cluster and presented
    it to one node of the New cluster. Node detects the disk but sees it as
    Unknown and Unreadable.

    If rolling upgrades work where disks (and other resources) are assigned to
    one 2000 node, while the other is upgraded, and then the disks (and other
    resources) are flipped to the upgraded 2003 node while the other 2000 node
    is upgraded, it suggests to me that it can't be a 'moving 2000 disk to 2003

    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to achieve the migration? Would
    prefer not to upgrade the existing cluster to 2003 first if at all possible.


    Paul, Nov 3, 2005
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  2. Paul

    Paul Guest

    Additional Note:
    If I present the disk back to one of the cluster nodes (without even adding
    it as a cluster resource), the disk is readable.
    Paul, Nov 4, 2005
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  3. John Toner [MVP], Nov 4, 2005
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