VBScript and Windows Clustering

Posted on 2007-04-02
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I have a Windows Clustering question.  We have a software application that isn't cluster aware.  All services are running on a mapped SAN drive E:.  When a connection is lost on Production, the E: drive is mapped to the failover, and services go up.  We have a situation where a file needs to be copied from one directory to another before the services are started.  I have written a VBS file to copy the files, but can not figure out how to configure the clustering software to kick off a VBS file.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Currently, the cluster group is the E: drive..no aliases to the services.  

I would really like to Map the E: drive, copy the file, then start the services.
VBS file:
Dim objNet
Dim objFSO, objFileCopy, objGuyFile
Dim strFilePath, strDestination

strFilePathprod = "E:\inserver6\etc\node_id_CHWINCL2A\in_hwfp"
strFilePathfail = "E:\inserver6\etc\node_id_CHWINCL2B\in_hwfp"
strDestination ="E:\inserver6\etc\in_hwpf"

Set objNet = CreateObject("WScript.NetWork")
Set FileSystemObject = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") 'Create a filesystem
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set Drives = FileSystemObject.Drives 'Create a drives collection
Set objFileCopy = objFSO.GetFile(strFilePathprod)
Set objFileCopy2 = objFSO.GetFile(strFilePathfail)
For Each DiskDrive in Drives
DriveLetter = DiskDrive.DriveLetter
if DriveLetter = "E" then
    mydrive = DriveLetter
end if

Dim strInfo
strInfo = objNet.ComputerName
if strinfo = "CHWINCL2A" and mydrive = "E" then
   ' Copy the file to its destination
   objFileCopy.Copy (strDestination)
   WSCript.Echo "Copied to " & strDestination
   ' Copy the file to its destination
   objFileCopy2.Copy (strDestination)
   WSCript.Echo "Copied to " & strDestination
end if
Set objNet = Nothing                    'Destroy the Object to free the Memo

Question by:ntiguy
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jwarnken earned 1500 total points
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I do not work with clustering and am taking a stab in the dark based on http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms952401.aspx 
But it seams that the command line could be modified to launch your script (i.e. cscript clusterfix.vbs)
You would then have to add the command live for your app into your script as well

Sounds simplet but I am sure there are some important considerations that you are aware of being that you work with it more.

Good luck

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