Server 2003 Cluster with md3000i
Posted on 2009-05-04
Chicken or the egg. We have 2 x64 Windows Server 2003 servers we are planning on setting up in an Active/Passive mode for use with oracle.
I want to determine the proper setup path. The database will be housed on a Dell md3000i SAN.
We have the setup right as far as comms go, but the main question is do I setup the Windows Cluster first before setting up the disk in Windows or do I need to make sure that both servers can see the disk before setting up the server cluster?
My biggest concern is that if the active server fails that the passive will not see the disk from the md3000i.
This is my first visit to clustering and SANs so any help would be very helpful.