shared storage for Microsoft cluster
Posted on 2013-10-31
I've been playing with 2 virtual servers on a test Microsoft SQL cluster scenario. I am a bit confused about the shared storage where both nodes will watch ( databases , etc ).
I tried to connect both servers to the same iSCSI LUN , they connect but files from server 1 cannot be seen by server 2 and viceversa.
it seems many other people are confused over Internet and many have their own understanding of storage protocols and file systems.
It looks like that iSCSI cannot be used for shared storage between 2 servers since it's being mapped as a local drive .
Also , it looks like that NTFS is not the right FS for such scenario.
I tried to share a drive and just use mapped drives ; but Microsoft cluster service cannot see mapped drives.
So .. I am confused .. please ONLY reply if you have a definite answer .