Shared Disk Problem Isolation

- Disk resources online, node ownership - State of shared drives, SCSI ID, merge IDs, host partner, stripe size RAID Configuration and Setup Utility Other programs -IPSHAHTO -IPSSEND Chkdsk cannot be run on a shared disk while resources contained on that disk are online. If you want to run chkdsk on the quorum drive, you must move the quorum to another drive first. In SCSI installations, cables and termination should be checked first. In Fibre installations, use the error lights on the hub to...

Microsoft Cluster Server relies heavily on the underlying components

- Local and shared storage -Multi-homed networks Fibre Channel, SSA, or ServeRAID Systems management software -Microsoft Cluster Administrator -IBM Cluster Systems Manager ICSM Microsoft Cluster Server relies heavily on properly configured hardware and software. It is important, therefore, that you configure and test each device and software application before attempting to install MSCS. The same is true for determining problems. MSCS is designed to interact with the hardware and software...

SQL Enterprise Edition

-Install SQL 7 in a Windows 2000 Advanced Server Two Nodes Cluster Environment. -Identify SQL 7 Server Cluster Resources -FailOver SQL Cluster Resources. SQL 2000 Enterprise Edition -Install SQL 2000 in a Windows 2000 Advanced Server Two Nodes Cluster Environment -Identify SQL 2000 Server Cluster Resources -FailOver SQL Cluster Resources. MS SQL 7 and later 2000 are the Microsoft answer to the request of increased reliability and availability of data services. In SQL Server 7 and 2000, failover...

MSCS Resource States

State is changed at request of the Cluster Service request is passed to the resource DLL entry point for execution. Transitional state of resource that is being brought online. Resource will either switch to online or revert to offline. State for a functioning resource. When a resource comes online, it is added to the monitors' list and LooksAlive IsAlive polling begins. Transitional state of resource being taken offline. Resource will either switch to offline or...

Cluster Tool Backup Resources

CLUSTOOL allows a quick recovery in case of a fatal failure of the cluster where a complete reinstall is the best solution. Without CLUSTOOL, complex cluster configurations i.e. configurations with a large number of virtual servers including their IP addresses and file shares take a long time to restore and are therefore expensive. Customers are often very reluctant to use this recovery approach due to extensive downtime and costs for administration. With a backup made with CLUSTOOL in place,...

Clusterexe Command Line Program

Cluster.exe is a command line administration program, many of the commands can assist in assessing the state of cluster resources and performing cluster operations that may be prohibited because the GUI administrator will not run CLUSTER cluster name NODE node name Status CLUSTER cluster name RESOURCE resource name offline Cluster groups and resources that have been created using the command line program, batch file, can be restored easily in case of a catastrophic cluster failure CLUSTER...

Run the command Comclust from both nodes

Microsoft Windows 2000 Uersion 5.00.2195 lt C gt Copyright 1985-2000 Microsoft Corp. E3 C WINNT System32 cmd.exe Microsoft Windows 2000 Uersion 5.00.2195 lt C gt Copyright 1985-2000 Microsoft Corp. Setup has sucessfully populated configuration information to allow MS DTC to run on this cluster node. Please run setup on all other nodes in the cluster befor e continuing. Setting up Component Load Balancing. Setting up COM -- CLB WARNING This machine is not a Component Load Balancing server. The...

Disk Signatures MSCS Resources and Clusdisk

The disk signature is used internally by MSCS as a resource parameter. For each shared disk its signature will be recorded in the registry key value. lt resourceID gt Parameters Signature -Where lt ResourceID gt is a random based number that uniquely identifies a resource The Cluster disk driver also records signatures of disks that have been locked defined as cluster resource in the value Services -where lt Sig gt is the disk signature of the device listed as lt n gt in Disk Admin The...

Network Problem Isolation

Ping nodes, cluster, virtual servers You can use ICSM to make sure all network resources are online. Use Ping on the interconnect network to confirm both nodes can be accessed. Use IPCONFIG from a Command Prompt to view all IP addresses currently used by this node. Confirm that the cluster name is registered on the client network. Confirm connection to all virtual servers. The MSCS cluster log records important events that take place during cluster service startup. Each manager component in...