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Server 2003 R2 Clustering

We need some basic setup assistance for Microsoft Server 2003 clustering, actually Server 2003 R2 64-bit Enterprise Edition clustering.

SETUP: Single Domain, two DCs and one member server.  This is flexible (we could demote one DC and cluster two member servers).  Each machine has one (not two) NICs.

GOAL: Two-node IIS cluster

PART 1:
Looking for some step-by-step (by the numbers) documentation.  Another answer here on Experts-Exchange has something like this but the links are bad.

PART 2:
Here is what we’ve done so far:
When we created the quorum we got a warning about no sharable quorum resource.
Then, we got the message a multinode cluster can not be created because the quorum resource does not support adding nodes to the cluster and the quorum disk can not be located by the cluster service.

We want to get the cluster working first and then add the IIS.

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Barnabus2006
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NJComputerNetworksCommented:
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
With a few exceptions, clustering REQUIRES a SHARED disk.  It also is usually necessary to have TWO NICs for the system, one as a heartbeat and the other as the network connection.

You're porbably better off with a load balancing situation here:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;816111
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Barnabus2006Author Commented:
You mentioned  "REQUIRES a SHARED disk"
Just what precisely does this mean?

Do we need a third machine on the public network with an NTFS file share as the shared disk?

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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I mean a SAN system, External SCSI enclosure, iSCSI storage unit or some kind of storage device that can connect to the cluster for quorum.  You may be able to use 2003's majority node set quorum ability, but again, I think, if your purposes are redundancy in web services, you are better off using a load balancing.
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NJComputerNetworksCommented:
I would agree... usually in a web environment, you would using Network Load Balancing.
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