Hello experts. I am trying to figure out what I can do to remedy an issue I have ran into.
My current scenario is that I have 8 new servers which will be clustered in pairs. I have installed Windows 2003 Enterprise R@ and fully patched. I have locally attached storage for the OS, and for the qourum I have an Hp MSA 2012 FC dual-controller SAN.
I currently have two servers which are identical in specs and I want to cluster them. I have enabled the volume on the MSA which can be seen by both nodes individually.
I then turn off node 2 and turn on node 1. I configured the proper information accoridng to:
Clustering is working and active on node one. I then turn on node two and when it tries to see the Q Drive: (quorum SAN drive), it displays as Unknown/Unreadable. So, I am not able to add node 2 to the cluster the cluster admin sees the Q: is not accessible on node two.
The odd thing is, if I turn off node one and rescan the drives on node two I can instantly gain access to the volume on the MSA. As sson as I start back node one, node one connects to the MSA volume and two loses connection again with the drive stating unknown/unreadable again.
I initialized and formatted this volume on node one as a basic disk, so there shouldn't be any issues with dynamic disks etc. I basically followed the "letter of the law" according to the doc I posted above when configuring the servers, clustering, etc. The doc mentioned above mentions that once mode one is configured, i should leave it on and because clusterig is enabled the disk will not become corrupt. Indeed, I do not think it is corrupt as clustering seems to be working fine on node one.
I can duplicate this scenario on every pair of the 8 servers that I want to cluster. I am at a lose as to what to do next. Any help would be appreciated.