How to configrate FTP in Cluster Servers?

Posted on 2007-10-11
Last Modified: 2013-11-29
How can I do FTP in Cluster Servers with SAN storage?
(windows server 2003) .
Question by:ZAABI
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    Well, firstly, I assume your cluster is already in place?  If not, you should consider whether you need a cluster, or whether NLB (Load Balancing) is more appropriate.

    Since you've said Cluster though, let's run with that.  If the cluster is already configured, then you should have the basics in place already (quorum drive, DTC services etc.)  You'll also (obviously) need IIS installed, with FTP components, on both nodes.  The drive that you'll use as an FTP root should be configured as a shared resource.

    Then, you create a generic script resource, using the clusftp.vbs script located in \windows\system33\inetsrv. (Add a New Resource, then select "Generic Script" as the type, add all nodes that you want involved to the Possible Owners box.  Make sure the shared disk and network name are set as dependencies, then navigate to the script).

    Configure the ftp site on one node (make sure it's set to listen on the IP address of the cluster virtual server).

    Finally, syncronise the IIS configuration on the other node(s) by using IIScnfg.vbs /copy.

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