Solved

Cluster Group Owner

Posted on 2006-07-15
7
477 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-15
Have a two node W2K3 cluster.  Currently using it as a file sever active/passive.  Quick question about the owners

Cluster Group Owner = NODE1
File Resources Owner = NODE2

We are having a debate,  is the best practice to have one node to be the owner of all the groups or does it not matter if the two nodes own different groups.  

They are not serving up/owning the same groups.  I have seen it done both ways.  Just wondering what is better.

Thanks
MK
0
Comment
Question by:Mike Kline
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 43

Accepted Solution

by:
Steve Knight earned 500 total points
ID: 17115700
Well at least that way you are making use of both pieces of kit.  There is an argument that if you are having the cluster in place to deal with hardware failure in the above scenario if you lose one box then you will always have to fail over one or other group whereas if both are on one then you have a 50% chance of not needing to fail over at all....

Personally I leave the groups running on whichever nodes they last ran on and leave it at that, sometimes multiple on one, sometimes not.  If you can split the file resources because you have multiple logical SAN volumes then you could run the users home areas off one node and the shared data off another for instance, or maybe run the print spooler in it's own group (always a good idea, especially back in 2000 clusters as it took ages to stop/start sometimes!).  In that case split the groups across the nodes you have to make use of the hardware, network bandwidth of multiple network cards etc.

Another reason for keeping them on one node though might be to do with backups -- many backup software isn't cluster aware in that it needs installing on each node and therefore might be best defaulting both to one for backup purposes.

Steve
0
 
LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:Steve Knight
ID: 17518721
Sounds good.
0
 
LVL 39

Expert Comment

by:redseatechnologies
ID: 17518772
Of course it does, I only recommended you :)

On another note, it makes the moderators job easier if there are no comments after the recommendation - so, for their benefit, please only post objections.

Just so you know, I am glad you have (so far) appreciated my recommendations :))

-red
0
 
LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:Steve Knight
ID: 17518830
OK, sorry.  In other TA's when not posting an "OK" I've found someone else will instead and the user comes back and selects it or the Q still dies a death.  Guess you are more efficient than that around here :-)

Steve
0
 
LVL 39

Expert Comment

by:redseatechnologies
ID: 17518866
>>I've found someone else will instead and the user comes back and selects it

I don't deal with that at all :)

Thanks

-red
0

Featured Post

Optimize your web performance

What's in the eBook?
- Full list of reasons for poor performance
- Ultimate measures to speed things up
- Primary web monitoring types
- KPIs you should be monitoring in order to increase your ROI

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

VM backup deduplication is a method of reducing the amount of storage space needed to save VM backups. In most organizations, VMs contain many duplicate copies of data, such as VMs deployed from the same template, VMs with the same OS, or VMs that h…
The Delta outage: 650 cancelled flights, more than 1200 delayed flights, thousands of frustrated customers, tens of millions of dollars in damages – plus untold reputational damage to one of the world’s most trusted airlines. All due to a catastroph…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to install and configure the Windows Server Backup Utility. Directly connect an external storage device such as a USB drive, or CD\DVD burner: If the device is a USB drive, ensure i…

617 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question