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Configuring Exchange 2003 Cluster to boot from Local Drives

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Can I configure a Exchange 2003 Cluster with Boot from local disks instead of Qlogic cards? I have a MSA1000 where I would like to store the Exchange Data on. Can this be done and if so how can I go by doing this?
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Yes, we boot Our Windows 2003 / Exchange 2003 Dell PowerEdge Cluster using local disks (actually an array) then only use the SAN for the DataBase and Log Directories.

You have to change the boot order, etc.
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Yes, we standardize on RAID 1 local scsi drives for the OS on each node in our clusters.  Then mount drives from our SAN and install any applications on the SAN drives.  Exchange is pretty smart when installing in this fashion as it will do most of the cluster configuration on it's own.
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