Cluster Disk 2 fails in Windows 2008 R2

Posted on 2011-04-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-11

I have setup a two node cluster running Win2k8 R2 Enterprise.

I setup a shared LUN on my SAN and was able to discovery storage on both physical servers (nodes). When I went to Disk Management and enabled/online both disk, I was able to see my biggest disk/storage within Microsoft Clustering manager. However, my second disk which is 19 MB is unable to format. I was able to put it online, however when I try to complete the format, it says cannot complete successfully.

For my Quorum Configuration, I'd like to selct Node and Disk Majority. So I believe I'm supposed to have withness disk and Availiable Disk. I figure the 19 MB is for my withness disk, not 100 % sure????

My Storage Clustering Manager only identifies my Availiable storage, which is the LUN I created for these two node cluster's data. The 19 mb disk is X in red. It errors out.... Cluster resource 'Cluster Disk 2' in clustered service or application 'Available Storage' failed. Event ID: 1069.

Not sure if this is cause it's not formating properly. I appreciate your help and support.



Question by:nimdatx
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    are you using VMware to host these nodes?  You don't mention it but this question is in the VMware zone...
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    Author Comment

    No. sorry.
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    Expert Comment

    you didn't have to close and award me points for doing nothing.  I think you can get a refund or get the question moved to the appropriate zone by contacting the forum moderators.
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    Author Comment

    danm66, you have helped me in the past and it's the least I can do. I don't have these two node clusters running on a VM, but I do have three ESX servers connected to my SAN. The reason I added this comment in the VMWare/Virtualization zone, is cause I've had very good responses in those zones.

    The reason the disk was failing was because I had not created a second 500 MB LUN on my SAN for the withness disk. The 19 MB was the Access LUN on my MD 3200i. Not sure why it added it when I discovered and auto config my volumes within the iSCSI Initiator.

    Once I created second LUN, I ran iSCSI Initiator again and saw my second disk. I then added to Microsoft Clustering and assigned it to withness. All seems to be working now.

    Thanks for all your help.

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