Solved

Upgrade Clustered File server from 2003 to 2008 R2 - Rename Cluster?

Posted on 2011-09-12
2
704 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
We currently have a 2-node File Server Cluster running Server 2003 using direct attached storage.  Our existing cluster name is File.  We plan on upgrading our existing cluster to 2008 R2 by using the procedure outlined here.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff182312%28WS.10%29.aspx#BKMK_Steps_bringing

My concern is that you cannot have two clusters with the same name.  Therefore, our new cluster name would be created as File2.  After destroying File, can we change File2 back to File?  This would allow us to keep all our resources/group policies the same for all the file shares.  I cannot find any good microsoft articles that say you can change your Cluster name.  My other thought was to create a static DNS entry to point File to File2's IP.  

Suggestions?
0
Comment
Question by:stcharlescity
2 Comments
 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
65td earned 250 total points
Comment Utility
Renaming the 2008 file server cluster virtual (CAP) name from File2 to back File there should be no issue.

One will have to delete and recreate the VCO/CNO in AD for the 2008 server and there verify DNS is happy with the host name to IP changes.

2008 cluster VCO\CNO info:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947049

0
 

Author Comment

by:stcharlescity
Comment Utility
65td,
Thank you for responding.  I have created a 2-node clustered file server test environment.  I am not used to having a separate CAP and VCO/CNO.  I guess I was used to Server 2003 Clustering.  Nevertheless, I changed both CAP and VCO without issues.  I figured I would not need to change the VCO/CNO.  I will only need to change the CAP.  I could care less the cluster name, I just want to make sure all my file shares will continue to work.  Thank you for your help.
0

Featured Post

The curse of the end user strikes again      

You’ve updated all your end user’s email signatures. Hooray! But guess what? They’re playing around with the HTML, adding stupid taglines and ruining the imagery. Find out how you can save your signatures from end users today.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

The recent Microsoft changes on update philosophy for Windows pre-10 and their impact on existing WSUS implementations.
Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
To efficiently enable the rotation of USB drives for backups, storage pools need to be created. This way no matter which USB drive is installed, the backups will successfully write without any administrative intervention. Multiple USB devices need t…
This tutorial will show how to configure a new Backup Exec 2012 server and move an existing database to that server with the use of the BEUtility. Install Backup Exec 2012 on the new server and apply all of the latest hotfixes and service packs. The…

771 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now