Windows 2008 Clustering HOW TO Do this Part 1   6 comments


How setup a Windows 2008 cluster, First you have to add a new feature. Go Server Manager Add Features.

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We select failover clustering and if there is something worng you can get a nice screen.

image  Now that we did the windows feature addon we can start with the real configuration

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Start the wizzard and select the first cluster node, the server needs the netbios name and auto resolve it to FQDN.

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Always do the test  you can easy see if there is a problem with your clustre configuration, if you don’t want to run all the test you can make a selection.

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I did run all the tests and as you can see it ends with a nice report.

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Now the test is success full we can start to create the first node.

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Give a cluster Netbios name this is the name that holds the cluster resources, and it needs a IP ( check the DNS ! )

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Now that the first node is created we start to put the second node in place


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The Same steps for the second node , run the tests and get a report

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As you can see in the steps there is no Quorum drive , this is not needed anymore ;-). In the next sessions I will dive deep in the cluster management and advanced config.

Posted December 4, 2008 by Robert Smit [MVP] in Windows

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