Need Help setting up an active/active/active cluster

Discussion in 'Clustering' started by Mike, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    We are trying to create an active/active/active cluster for our file
    servers, We are running Windows 2003 enterprise edition, each node is
    connected to a SANs slice (EMC Clarion) and the Quorum is also connected to
    a SANs slice, are servers are currently running on Compaq DL-360s G2 and
    after testing we will be putting them on Dell 2850s. We were able to get
    the active/passive/passive to work, but no luck on the active/active/active.
    We have three separated cluster groups (group 1, group2, group 3) and each
    node is placed into the individual cluster group (node 1 in group 1, node 2
    in group 2, and node 3 in group 3). Each Node is connect to the SANS with
    each node having its own slice. Each drive is formatted NTFS Basic. Each
    drive and the quorum contains node 1, node 2, and node 3 as possible owners.
    Are virtual server is pointed to all three physical servers. Currentely
    when we connect to the Virtual Server we are only seeing the user1 share,
    and if we shut node 1 down, node 2 takes over and we can then see users1 and
    users2 share. We are looking at connecting to the virtual server having all
    three nodes up and seeing all three user shares and if one fails the others
    take over running in active/active/active cluster mode. We are having
    difficulty setting this up. Any help on setting up the active/active/active
    cluster mode would be greatly appreciated.

    |---- Node 1 (Physical
    Server) -------|---- SANS Slice Quorum
    |---- SANS Slice 1 (x drive) (contains user1 share)
    Virtual Server ---------|---- Node 2 (Physical Server) ------------ SANS
    Slice 2 (y drive) (contains user2 share)
    |---- Node 3 (Physical
    Server) ------------ SANS Slice 3 (z drive) (contains user3 share)

    Mike, Mar 9, 2005
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  2. Hi Mike,

    Please download and execute the Cluster MPS Reports on the Active node of
    the cluster that is experiencing the problems from the following link below.
    This tool is used for data gathering as an assistance in troubleshooting. It
    will create a CAB file you can send back to me via e-mail.



    Then open the CAB file it creates and open the file preceeded with the node
    name called <NodeName>_CLUSTER_MPS_INFORMATION.TXT. In this file, do you
    have a Network Name and an IP Address resource in addition to the Physical
    Disk and File Share resources?

    Mike Rosado
    Windows 2000 MCSE + MCDBA
    Microsoft Enterprise Platform Support
    Windows NT/2000/2003 Cluster Technologies

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    -----Original Message-----
    Mike Rosado [MSFT], Mar 10, 2005
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