Active/Passive Drive assignment
Posted on 2012-04-10
We just had our network team setup a new Active/Passive cluster composed of two servers in a cluster configuration. Per there instruction, to logon, RDP to the Clusters virtual system and that will put you on which ever node is currently active (has the token).
When we want to switch the system (fail over), we then go into the cluster manager and set it move to the other node.
Failover Cluster Mgr. (start drilling down)
--> Services & Applications
--> (rt Click) Move this Srv or App to Another Node > "Other Node"
Select the "Other Node" and then 'Log-Off'
LogOn, you are now on the ‘other Node’.
But when I do this the drive mapping to the LUN is not there and IPCofig shows the hostname of the previous node.
The solution provided by the network team is to logon to that virtual system and then 'Reboot' that system. Log back on and then we did have a drive mapping to the LUN and Hostname was correct.
Thanks if you are still reading!
Question: Do I have to down the system to get it to fail correctly ? or is there a config option that will cause to go failover without a real failure ?