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Cluster installation W2K Adv Server

By rasmonis ·
I am attempting to install and configure the first node (Dell PowerEdge 6600 with PERC 3 DC & Powervault 221s RAID5)of 2 node cluster.
I have the Powervault currently on channel 1 of the controller. The raid is configured (NTFS, basic disk) partitions created and shared.

I am having problems installing the MS Cluster software, it fails with an error describing that MS CLuster cannot find a valid drive to manage.

It further explains that MS Cluster requires an NTFS volume on a basic disk! What's missing here? Where can I find step by step harware configuration guidelines?

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by ariston In reply to Cluster installation W2K ...

I highly recommend reading the following link from Microsoft before performing the Cluster Installation. The setup is very picky about what devices need to be started at what times.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/planning/server/clustersteps.asp

Hope it helps!

Ariston Collander
ariston@coxcomputer.com

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by rasmonis In reply to Cluster installation W2K ...

My initial suspicions have been substantiated. Cluster manager will not install on an operating system sharing the same controller as the cluster. The server in question was ordered with only one controller to manage an internal RAID (with the os installed on it) and the external RAID. This will not work. The o/s has to have its own controller in order for Cluster manager to install correctly.

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