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How emulate by software a shared SCSI bus

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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.


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by:oBdA
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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
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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.


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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!
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ok, oBdA

Thanks, that is that I want to listen.
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