Windows Clustering Server 2008 R2

Posted on 2011-10-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I am using Microsofts Hyper V, and I have 2 VM's Enterprise Servers 2008 R2 configured.
I have 'Failover clustering' enable.
Since there are VM's I don't have additional storage devices configured on this machine.

I am running the 'Validate a configuration'.
I just want to learn about clustering.

I ran the 'validate a configuration' option and it get all these error messages [ which is fine ]
'No Disks were found on which to perform a cluster validation tests - Validate SCSI-3 Persistent Reservation'.

Can I still play around with clustering with just my 2 VM's even though I have no
SCSI devices, no storage devices, etc...

Or do you know of any other ways to configure my VM's?

Question by:techgenious
    LVL 20

    Accepted Solution

    SCSI-3 Persitent reservation is a command which controls disk arbitration.
    Your storage provider(iSCSI or FC) must support this.
    For example for HP EVA you need a special controller firmware which supports windows longhorn presentation.

    So check your SAN vendor for the latest drivers and firmware available and if there exists persistent reservation capability.

    Try this link for step by step procedure.

    Author Comment

    Let me clarify.
    I am playing around with clustering to learn about it and pass the MCITP exam.

    I have a basic Dell PowerEdge T310 server.    There are no SAN's devices hooked to it.

    All I want to do is learn how to setup clustering.
    Are you telling me this will not work?


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