Windows Clustering on a network using UNIX DNS

Posted on 2008-10-24
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Is it possible to use Windows Clustering when using a non-windows dns server?

Currently we have Unix Bind providing dns for our domain.  We've used the netlogon.dns files from our domain controllers to add the srv records to our BIND server.  We want to implement a cluster for our print servers but I'd like to know how DNS works for WIndows clusters.  Is it similar to domain controllers where we can just add SRV records for the cluster to our DNS server?  Or does the windows clustering service need to actively make changes to DNS records on the fly?

If it is possible is there a file similar to the netlogon.dns for clusters so that we can add the appropriate records to our zone file?

Question by:chenry334

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As long as you don't check the "Require DNS registration" checkbox on the network name resources of a cluster you don't really need dynamic registration or active changes in DNS.
There's no netlogon.dns file for clusters.
You must add manually the records for all nodes that will partecipate in the cluster plus the virtual resources (p.e. SQL Server, IIS, Exchange, SAP or whatever).

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