Windows 2000 cluster to Windows 2003 cluster migration

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    Paul Guest

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    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
    problem'.

    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.

    Thanks.

    Paul
     
    Paul, Nov 4, 2005
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    Lawrence Yan Guest

    Hello Chris,

    Thanks for posting in this newsgroup again. :)

    From the post, I am not very clear at what the exact question is and would
    appreciate it if you could help to clarify.

    1. Do you need to use a SCSI disk for the system in the virtual machine?

    2. Do you want to form a server cluster by using virtual machines?


    More Information:
    =======
    A virtual SCSI adapter is an optional component that you can add to a
    virtual machine. Use of a SCSI adapter allows you to increase both the
    storage size and number of virtual hard disks that the virtual machine can
    use. You can configure as many as four SCSI adapters on a virtual machine.
    Each SCSI adapter supports up to seven virtual hard disks of up to 2
    terabytes each, for a total direct-connect storage capacity of over 56
    terabytes per virtual machine.

    Adding and removing SCSI adapters
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/virtualserver/2005/proddocs/vs_
    operate_using_configVirtDisk_addSCSI.mspx

    Have a nice day!


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    | 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
    | problem'.
    |
    | 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.
    |
    | Thanks.
    |
    | Paul
    |
    |
     
    Lawrence Yan, Nov 4, 2005
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