hardware for a server 2008 r2 cluster and redundancy questions
Posted on 2013-05-28
i have been tasked with setting a cluster server for some software we have, this software requires ul certification of each component and the cluster topology has to have no single POF.
for the cluster servers i have 2 dell power edge 2950's and i shall probably be getting a 3rd network card for each
i have a 2850 that i shall be setting up as the hard drive witness (i know setting up server 2008 r2 shall be a pain on this one due to the perc back plain)
and i have a vtrak m500 for the iscsi device, on the way
my 1stv question is shall the hardware i have be acceptable for the server 2008r2 cluster
my assumption is if i need to pull the witness for maintenance the cluster will survive
if i need to pull a node for maintenance while the witness is up the cluster shall survive
if a single peice of hardware fails and needs to be replaced in the vtrak my cluster will survive (vtrak shall be set up with 1Tb drives all set at raid 1
is the above accurate?
how can i solve the network switch as a POF?
as it stands can i set up 2 network interfaces to the iscsi? as the vtrak has 2 100/t jacks but i still require a connection to the hard drive witness correct? or does this topology not require a witness?