Replacing SAN with another SAN

Discussion in 'Clustering' started by Big T, May 31, 2006.

  1. Big T

    Big T Guest

    I have a Fiber Channel SAN connected to a QLogic Sanbox2 Fiber channel switch
    in our 2 Node Microsoft Cluster. This Cluster has SQL 2000 on it as well as
    other File Storage.

    We have purchased a new SAN that we want to replace the old SAN with. Can
    anyone direct me to where I can find documentation on the steps to doing this
    or has anyone done this and can share the steps on how one would do this?

    A couple of questions I do have:

    1. Can I add a second SAN to the Fiber Channel Switch by simply plugging
    them in?
    2. If so, will the Cluster Server(s) see them and do I just format them
    like a normal Resource Disk?
    3. Any suggestions on how to move MS SQL Database over to another SAN device?

    Thanks in advance, any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

    Big T
     
    Big T, May 31, 2006
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  2. After the proper LUN masking and zoning have been done, yes.
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/clusterhelp/archive/2005/08/05/61741.aspx should
    help you get on your way.


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    MVP - Windows Server - Clustering
    ClusterHelp.com, a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner
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    Russ Kaufmann [MVP], May 31, 2006
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  3. Big T

    Big T Guest

    Russ,

    Your documentation references MSDTC folder. I don't have one. Just skip
    over this?

    Thanks,
     
    Big T, Jun 1, 2006
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  4. Big T

    Big T Guest

    Russ,

    I noticed one more thing. When looking on the cluster as it sits today. I
    was checking to see about moving the Quorum to a temp location. I don't have
    any other disks (partitions) to choose from. There are 2 other Drives in the
    Quorum Resource (my M: and Y: which are on the array).

    Excatly which one is to be changed, the Quorum Resource or the Partition?

    Thanks,
     
    Big T, Jun 1, 2006
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  5. Do you need MSDTC? We have 19 SQL clusters without it, because we don't need
    it for those clusters. Some applications require it though. Testing will
    prove if you need it or not. If you don't have it now, then yes skip this
    step.

    Cheers,

    Rodney R. Fournier

    MVP - Windows Server - Clustering
    http://www.nw-america.com - Clustering Website
    http://www.msmvps.com/clustering - Blog
    http://www.clusterhelp.com - Cluster Training
    ClusterHelp.com is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner
     
    Rodney R. Fournier [MVP], Jun 4, 2006
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  6. Rodney R. Fournier [MVP], Jun 4, 2006
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  7. Yep, if you don't have it, you can't move it. <G>


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    MVP - Windows Server - Clustering
    ClusterHelp.com, a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner
    Web http://www.clusterhelp.com
    Blog http://msmvps.com/clusterhelp
     
    Russ Kaufmann [MVP], Jun 5, 2006
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