I am still in the process of setting up our virtual server cluster and have run into another problem.
We have an iSCSI SAN unit hooked up to two Windows 2003 servers. No issues there.
The iSCSI connection from both servers is over an onboard NIC (one of two). The other NIC is of course the public NIC.
The internal hard drives of both nodes are also on an onboard SATA controller.
I went to configure the first node in the cluster, and all iSCSI drives are ineligible for use as shared resources - the error is: "Drive X: cannot be managed because it is on the same storage bus as the boot disk".
The NICs are on a different PCI bus (4), however the PCI bridge that they are on is on "bus 0" according to Windows device manager. The onboard RAID controller also appears to be on "bus 0".
Is it possible that the way the cluster analyzer enumerates the devices, that the onboard RAID controller and PCI bridge/NICs are causing the error I am seeing? I find it hard to believe since so many devices are embedded these days, so a bridge device is ultimately sharing a bus at some point (for smaller servers).