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irrani dam
how to configure shared ISCSI SAN storage on Windows 2008?
on Nov 10, 2009 at 10:57:59 pm

Hi,

I have an iSCSI SAN storage (Stonefly HSC) and I have 2 Windows 2008
servers that have the
iSCSI initiator software installed. I have given access to both
servers so
they can both access the array.

For now, I've just had them access it one at a time. (i.e. connect
server 1
to the array, then disconnect and then connect server 2 to it).

I have the Failover Clustering feature installed on both servers.

When I run the Validation Wizard it fais and it says that "no disks
were
found on which to perform cluster validation tests". At this point
both of
the servers were disconnected from the array. I even tried to connect
one of
the servers to the array but it's telling me the same thing.

I've read thru Microsoft documentation but I cannot find any clear
direction
on how to set this up.

Am I supposed to have the disks dsconnected? Or connected only on 1
host?
At what point do I connect both hosts to it?

Kind regards,
Irrani


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edwards willeam
Re: how to configure shared ISCSI SAN storage on Windows 2008?
on Nov 18, 2009 at 12:47:59 am

You have to make sure the array supports clustering and enable multiple intiatiors on the LUN so they can be arbitrated by a cluster. This is usually a feature that has to be enabled on the array - otherwise only one of the hosts will be able to access the LUN at a time and this no sufficient for clustering.


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