For a demo I did setup a windows 2008 R2 RC x64 server with HV. Because the demo hardware was not on the FCCP list. It takes more time to setup the server. So a Hint use hardware that is on the FCCP list !.
So I used a x64 OS and still I hate this the drivers is always an issue , even a 3com nic won’t run these cards where very popular but no driver. so I was looking for some other elcheapo nics but almost every nic is not supported with x64 software. Why !!
If the industry want us to use x64 software just make sure that there are drivers for x64, and not the crapy once.
So In this senario I used the rocketdivision software for ISCSI. This week you can also use the windows 2008 Storage server with the microsoft ISCSI target software. You can also download the ISCSI software from teched but remember it runs only on storage server.
It is a MSI file so maybe you can adjust it so that it runs on other servers, not that I tried this 😉
Ok my POC config.
So first we start the validate configuration.
So fill in the node names as I added the second node, and as you can see the wizzard tells me that the failover services is not installed
I installed the feature on the second node and rerun the wizzard
As you can see the node1 and node2 are added.
The validation configuration wizzard is success full
Now that We know that I can make a cluster , we added some disk to the nodes.
one disk as Witness disk and one for data
On node the was no mpio installed so I did this to, remember node1 and node2 needs to be the same if you want to use the services in a cluster
Now We create cluster
Now that the cluster is in place and you want to remove the cluster is can be done with powershell quick and easy.
Now we do it by powershell
cluster /destroy /cleanup
The mmc is not refreshing
So what we didn’t do is configuring the cluster network .
So I do not want that my iscsi nic is doing clustering.
The one thing I hate after the wizzard is to reconfigure the quorum disk.
Now the cluster is in place