Creating Server Cluster w/2008 Enterprise Edition and no SAN
Posted on 2009-05-12
I am trying to setup a cluster or failover solution with a client's data folders. Basically it is about 300GB of data that needs a very high level of availability.
I have two identical Dell 2950 Servers, both with Server 2008 Enterprise Edition.
They both have 4 physical hard drives configured with RAID 5.
I have a C: partition of 150GB and an E: partition (or data partition) with 500GB.
When I run the failover cluster test it says I don't have any available disks for clustering.
For some reason I thought I would be able to use the E: drive (data partition) as a failover within both servers. Is this possible? At this point I don't have any type of external SAN setup.
Am I able to use existing storage on a server (or both servers) as some type of failover?
Thanks in advance for your help.