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What else do I need to set up a Win 2003 EE SCSI cluster?

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Make sure that your planned cluster configuration is listed on Microsoft HCL. Verify that entire cluster, not just its components, are supported by Microsoft. Visit http://www.microsoft.com/hcl/default.asp for the latest version of HCL.

Cluster Service (ClusSvc) needs to be running using a domain account which is a member of each node's local Administrators group (directly, not via a global group), and needs "Logon as a service" and "Lock pages in memory" user rights. Make sure the password for the account does not expire.

Set the boot delay time to different values on both servers (5s and 30s).

Do not turn both servers on simultaneously while connected to shared storage unit until the Cluster Service is running on at least one of them.

Ensure reliable connectivity to a domain controller or set both servers as backup domain controllers.

Change the Cluster log size from 64kB (default) to 128kB.

Do not configure immediate automatic failback. Set the failback to occur during off-peak hours (e.g. between 21 and 6 or run it manually, if needed).

It is recommended to set the quorum drive to reside on its own disk resource (pick a small, mirrored drives, if possible - quorum uses no more than a few hundred kB).

Make sure that the cluster name group only contains cluster IP address and cluster name.

Set all advanced resource settings "Looks Alive" and "Is Alive" to reference "Use value from resource type".

If running NT 4.0 EE with SP5, Cluster Administrator should be run from machines with SP5 (or running SP5 version of clusteradmin.exe.)

Limit on total number of resources is 1,600 (starting with SP4).

Hope this helps!
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