Thursday, 7 January 2010

Intel Modular Server – Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Cluster Disks Now Live

Figuring out the shared virtual disk structure was a bit of a task.

But, the Failover Cluster Management verification wizard is now showing a sea of green:

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Now that we have the shared storage structure worked out, the next step will be to verify how to configure the extra NICs for the VMs as the Verification wizard is complaining about too many NICs on the same subnet.

But, we will leave that for another day. :)

Philip Elder
MPECS Inc.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

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http://www.malagahabla.com/instalaci%c3%b3n-y-configuraci%c3%b3n-de-microsoft%c2%ae-hyper-v%e2%84%a2-server-2008-r2.aspx

CParks said...

I am trying to get HyperV failover cluster installed on an IMS. Having issues with shared cluster storage. Can you provide any more insight?

Philip Elder SBS MVP said...

CParks,

There are a lot of posts on the blog about setting up storage on the IMS which would then be Clustered Shared Volumes enabled.

What are you looking for specifically?

Philip

CParks said...

I've got the storage setup on the IMS. Created 2 volumes and assigned them to both physical servers. The volume shows up in Windows 2008 R2 Datacenter. Ran cluster verification and it was "all green". Created cluster. Enabled Cluster Shared Storage, but it said there were no disks to add.
Are there any special considerations to get shared volumes on IMS to work with Windows 2008??

Philip Elder SBS MVP said...

CPark,

On the SAN you would set up as follows:

Storage Group 0:
VD0: 30GB assigned: LUN0 Node 1
VD1: 30GB assigned: LUN0 Node 2
VD2: 1.5GB assigned: LUN1 Node 1&2

VD2 would be for your Quorum drive which is required for an even number of nodes.

Storage Group 2:
VD0: xxxGB LUN2 Node 1&2
VD1: xxxGB LUN3 Node 1&2
etc . . .

Once you have stood up the cluster you can configure SG2VD0,1,etc as CSVs and configure your VMs.

You will also need a common VD that you will store memory and snapshot files on that would be assigned to all nodes.

Philip

CParks said...

Thanks, I also found your SetUp Guide v1.0.0 from March 16. Your blog is helping us alot.

Philip Elder SBS MVP said...

CParks,

Separate each section out and it won't be so messy. It was tough to get things nice and tidy due to the complexity of the setup process.

1: IMS configuration.
2: Node configuration.
3: Cluster configuration.

Philip