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Windows2008R2 two Node Cluster

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Dear Experts,

Good evening...

I am trying my best to create two node clusters in my virtual environment but failed. Please I need some doc that would help me.My Lab setup is below.
W2K8-DC01---- DC
FS01-- NODE1
FS02--- NODE2
FS01 and FS02 are the members of DC

Network setting for FS01 and FS02 are below
Network 1 (LAN)
Network 2 (iSCSI)
Network 3 (Heartbeat)

I have downloaded iSCSI target and installed it on FS02.  I need further steps after that...

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JJKR
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JJ KRWindows System administrator

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I have setup two node cluster but while  Cluster validation its giving warning in Storage.

Please find the attachedCluster1.JPG image
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JJ KRWindows System administrator

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I am trying to create cluster by installing OS on Vmware Workstation. I have created three VMs.

VM1- Windows 2008R2 DC
VM2- Windows20008R2 Node1
VM3- Windows 2008R2 Node 2

vm2 and vm3 are the member servers.
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In that case you can't use hyper-v 2012 shared disk feature

go for starwind free Iscsi software and add clustered disk with VM

starwind free SAN - https://www.starwindsoftware.com/download-starwind-products#free-products
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Hi Mahesh,

Now You got my point. Thanks for quick reply. I have already downloaded iscsiTargetqfe6 from Microsoft site and installed it on VM3 Node2. as iSCSI target. I am facing issue while connecting iSCSI initiator to iSCSI target. When I going to put IP address of NODE 2 iSCSI target connection failed. iSCSI.JPG
But when I am going to ping all the IP address of NODE 1 and NODE 2 I am getting reply . It means Network configuration is OK.
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If it's a demo lab use there's no point to use iSCSI. Use shared VHDX which simulates SAS. It should be accepted by Windows as a cluster-capable disk resource.

Next you can install StarWind w/out VM right on Windows platform. That's how we prefer it being run ;)

https://www.starwindsoftware.com/using-starwind-with-ms-cluster-on-win2008-server

I'd however suggest to upgrade to Windows Server 2012 R2.

Good luck ;))
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