HELP.. I am trying to configure our 2008 Failover cluster with SQL Server 2008. I am BRAND SPANKING new to clustering. I installed MSCS fine and tested and everything was working spectacular. THEN I installed MSDTC and MSDTC server will not start.
Problem # 1 - MSDTC server will not start, states that the network name is the problem. I used the default network name, is there something more I need to do?
So in my attempt to mess things up even more... I decided to install SQL Server 2008 (clustering) since the pre-req check stated MSDTC does not have to be installed at the time of SQL Server 2008 (clustering) install. Went through everything and now SQL Server 2008 states that it installed however there were errors in starting it up. And again per the dependency report, it seems to be with the network name.
Problem #2 - SQL Server 2008 Cluster will not start, states the network name is the problem.
An associate mentioned in previous versions one had to add the MSDTC network to the Cluster networks, however I do not see any way to do this. I am assuming that may be the issue with SQL Server as well, but we all know what happens when we assume.
Any and ALL advice would be greatly appreciated ASAP.