Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
?
Solved

How emulate by software a shared SCSI bus

Posted on 2006-10-25
4
Medium Priority
?
312 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Hi experts,

Is possible emulate by software a shared SCSI bus that can be  recognize for the Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS)?.

If not, how can I implement a hardware shared SCSI bus that be recognize by MSCS.


Thanks,
Anotnio
0
Comment
Question by:aavila33
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 86

Expert Comment

by:oBdA
ID: 17806533
Assuming that this is a test install, just use Microsoft Virtual Server; a two-node cluster is fully supported, plus you get four free Enterprise licenses for virtual machines running on the host if the host itself is running W2k3 R2 Enterprise (so the install will only cost you one Enterprise license for the host).

Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/virtualserver/default.mspx

Using Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 to Create and Configure a Two-Node Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Cluster
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/virtualserver/deploy/cvs2005.mspx
0
 

Author Comment

by:aavila33
ID: 17806828
Yes is for a test install, I did that, but now I want to implement that example out of virtual environment.

I looking something like a dual bus enclosure SCSI disk, for a test installation of course.


Thanks
0
 
LVL 86

Accepted Solution

by:
oBdA earned 2000 total points
ID: 17806895
Don't bother, it's not worth it. Everything you could do with a construction like this, you can do using the (supported) VMs.
Trying to implement a server cluster on unsupported hardware is only good for major headaches; it's not fit for testing, and it's not at all fit for a production environment. You might get it to work, but it's more likely that you'll run into all sorts of problems, and you'll never know whether the problems are coming from an implementation error or from the unsupported hardware.
The Microsoft support policy for server clusters, the Hardware Compatibility List, and the Windows Server Catalog
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=309395
Note that the *complete* cluster system has to be certified, not just the single components by themselves!
0
 

Author Comment

by:aavila33
ID: 17807301
ok, oBdA

Thanks, that is that I want to listen.
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

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

So you have two Windows Servers and you have a directory/folder/files on one that you'd like to mirror to the other?  You don't really want to deal with DFS or a 3rd party solution like Doubletake. You can use Robocopy from the Windows Server 200…
The HP utility "HP Lights-Out Online Configuration Utility for Windows Server 2003/2008" could be of great use when it comes to remotely configure a HP servers ILO WITHOUT rebooting the server. We would only need to create and run scripts using thi…
Exchange organizations may use the Journaling Agent of the Transport Service to archive messages going through Exchange. However, if the Transport Service is integrated with some email content management application (such as an anti-spam), the admin…
Kernel Data Recovery is a renowned Data Recovery solution provider which offers wide range of softwares for both enterprise and home users with its cost-effective solutions. Let's have a quick overview of the journey and data recovery tools range he…

571 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