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How to cluster in windows 2008 using serial attached SCSI device (HP MSA60)

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For my Exchange 2007 installation I have chosen for a CCR implementation for the mailbox role using the following hardware.

BL460 in conjunction with a SAN (Active node)
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DL380 G5 with MSA60 (Passive node)

Whilst running the cluster validation tool it comes up with the following error for disks located on the passive node.

Disk bus type does not support Clustering. (see also attached image)

For the smart array controller P400 I understand that it's using the disks on the DL380 which is not supported by windows 2008for clustering.
However the disks on the MSA60 using the smart array controller p600 are also providing the same warning message.

Now I know there is a solution called Starwind which can resolve the issue for the cluster to think that the internal sortage is connected via ISCSI. Perhaps this would also work for the MSA60, however is there no other possibility to solve this as I really don't want to install third party software to help cluster Exchange?

Thanks in advance to all that comment.



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Are you sure you need to run the Cluster Validation Tool?  This is for Exchange CCR, which is not your typical Cluster.
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You are right indeed, after reading up on MS forums found out that this warning can be ignored. This is only when you are using shared storage.
thanks.
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