WINDOWS SERVER 2003 cluster preparation!!!
Posted on 2006-11-30
HI. Im in the process of planning a project with a 'two-node' cluster using Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise. My main reason for going down this path is because i need high availabilty for exchange. Because it is indeed costly, im gonna put install exchange on both the nodes that will be domain controllers. Other than the usual setbacks of putting exchange on a DC, is there anything else i should know that might cause the machines to behave differently because of the clustering??
Also, what types of storage can i use for the quorum? Its not only scsi devices? is it??
and on this one im clueless: at which point should i promote node 1/node 2 to Domain Controller /Secondary Domain Controller ? As soon as ive finished the basic windows installation on both? should it be done pre- or post- clustering??
any insight will be much appreciated