"Virtual Disk" shared and setup on a SQL 2008 Server Cluster
Hello. I'm new to Powerlink and I must say that this is one of the best support sites I've ever used. I have obtained several PDF documents and have been reading them for the last few days. However I have one remaining question I can't seem to find an answer to, and it regards the Virtual Disk I have setup for this project.
Build: Device: AX4-5i with SAS drives. (Working properly.) FLARE: 02.23.050.5.703 Virtual Disk: 50GB RAID5 2 Physical DELL Servers: Windows 2003 Enterprise x64 / SQL 2008 x64 Each server has a 2-port Broadcom iSCSI PCIe-4x card. (Working properly.) Microsoft iSCSI Initiator 2.08 / PowerPath 5.3.0
Done so far for both servers. 1. Installed Windows Srv 2003 Ent x64: Updated latest SP and Updates. iSCSI cards working. 2 Connections to SPA and 2 Connections to SPB enabled per installation instructions.
2. Installed Microsoft iSCSI initiator and performed tasks to connect servers to AX4.
3. Installed PowerPath.
4. On AX4 found unregistered Connections. There are four.
To the Question: In what configuration do I "register" the connections to the Virtualdisk?
Do I select them all and then "Modify" them collectively giving them the one name that will be used to name the cluster? Then log into each server and run diskmgmt.msc and then assign drive letter?
Or, Do I just add each server connection one at a time to the Virtual Disk and then assign the drive letter?
I've not been able to find the documentation that describes this element. Thank You for such a useful support site and Thank You in advance for pointing me in the right direction.
Re: "Virtual Disk" shared and setup on a SQL 2008 Server Cluster
For assign the disk to your server you need to follow this steps in NaviSphere express :
- Select your virtual disk - click on assign the server (if you not see your server name you need to run the NaviSphere Server Utility on each node ) - select the two cluster nodes - Now the disk is visible from the two nodes - Follow the normal microsoft cluster installation steps