Creating a new Cluster in Windows 2003
Posted on 2006-03-30
I need to find some step by step instructions on creating a new cluster. What I want to do is cluster an existing server. I have two servers I want to establish two clusters with.
Cluster 1. A server with a flat file database software currently running W2K3 Standard. I have a new blank server I will install WIN2K3 Enterprise edition on. I then want to create a new cluster of the new "Blank Server" and the existing database server.
Cluster 2. I have an existing file server running W2K3 Standard and another blank server I will install 2K3 Enterprise. Again, I want to start the cluster on the new blank server, then add the file server to the cluster.
I have the atatched SCSI storage and the raid cards for the servers. I just want to make sure I can upgrade an existing server, then add it to a cluster. Or, should I upgrade the existing servers first, create the cluster, then add the blank server to the cluster?
Anyway, if anyone has a step by step guide for the W2K3 cluster setup, I would appreciate it.