troubleshooting Question

Creating a Windows failover server cluster using internal SATA RAIDs

Avatar of MPLJasper
MPLJasper asked on
Storage
1 Comment1 Solution490 ViewsLast Modified:
I have 2 new IBM servers with identical hardware, including QLogic fibre HBAs and internal SATA mirrored RAIDs. They both run Windows 2008 Enterprise server. They are located in 2 server rooms which are joined by a fibre bundle and located in separate buildings. I know very little about clustering, but I would like to cluster these servers to prevent downtime in case of power outages or server software upgrades. I was hoping that I could link these servers directly together and store mirrored copies of data on both servers' internal hard drive arrays. But the reading I've done on Microsoft clustering all deal with using a shared external storage array. Is there a way to host the clustered data directly on my servers, and link them to each other via dedicated fibre or ethernet? Thank you.  
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Kaffiend

Our community of experts have been thoroughly vetted for their expertise and industry experience.

Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 1 Answer and 1 Comment.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 1 Comment.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros