Windows 2008 failover clustering and SBB (Storage Bridge Bay) - Is it possible ?

Posted on 2011-09-02
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Would it be possible to use a chassis like what Supermicro offers (http://www.supermicro.com/products/nfo/sbb.cfm) in creating a Windows 2008 cluster and achieve high availability for serving files ?

I'm hoping the answer is yes because it is in fact shared storage. I'm not sure however what Win2k8 is looking for when verifying the storage as being shared.

btw- I do not have a SBB capable server to test with. I'm considering purchasing one.
Question by:maestro7879

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kcoect earned 2000 total points
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As far as Hyper-V is concerned, as long as the server thinks the storage is 'local' storage (not removable or network), then Hyper-V can use it to put VHD's on.

Also, according to an article I found online, Microsoft and Supermicro had partnered together in the past offering HA solutions with their hardware.  To be complete sure though I would just make a quick call to Supermicro and confirm it with them or look at the Microsoft Hardware Compatibility list to see if the device is on it.

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you can build, beacause this is a redundant storage and hardver.

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