I'm facing a strange problem and I need you to understand what appends.
I've got two servers runing Windows 2008-x64 Datacenter.
I first install the Windows 2008 Feature "Failover Cluster"
Both are connected to a SINGLE SAN via Fibber Chanel adapters Dual Path.
After installing "Veritas Storage Foundation 5.1 HA for Windows" all disks in the SAN are seen twince on each server : one for each path.
Then, I install the Windows 2008 feature : "MPIO"
After the reboot, each disk is seen ONCE in "Veritas Enterprise Administrator", that's OK.
The purpose of the cluster is actually only to ensure file servicing. So, I've got to create a simple disk that can be hold by either one or another server.
To do that, I go to "Veritas Enterprise Administrator" and connect to one of the servers.
I right click on "Disk Groups" and select " New Dynamic Disk Group"
I give a name to the group : "Mirrored-01" and check "Create cluster group". All other options (Add private group protection and create Microsoft Disk Management Disk Group" are grayed then).
I select 6 disks of same size from the SAN, click "Add" and then Click "Next" then "Next" (confirm) then "Finish".
Now, the new disk group appears as
Status : Imported
Unallocated : 158Gb
Type : Dynamic (Cluster)
In the Microsoft's Disk Manager, all 6 disks now appears as "Dynamic Invalid"
Failover Cluster Manager says : "Storage : No disk available"
Now, I right click on the new disk-group and select "New Volume"
I keep "Auto select disks" and click "Next"
I give a name to the volume : "Volume-01"
Layout : concatenated
Mirror : Mirrored (Checked)
Logging : (Unchecked), "no logging"
Click on "Max Size": 80996.766 MB (that is 3*each disk size, mirroring get the 3 other disks)
Assign a drive letter : "D:"
Perform a quick Format
Click "Next" then "Finish"
After few seconds, the new Volume is created and accessible via "Explorer"
Microsoft Server Manager "Disk Management" still see the 6 disks as "Dynamic Invalid"
Failover Cluster Manager stil says : "Storage : No disk available"
Here is my question ...
What should I do to see my "Volume-01" in the "Failover Cluster Manager" console ?
> I first install the Windows 2008 Feature "Failover Cluster"
> After installing "Veritas Storage Foundation 5.1 HA for Windows"
Is there any reason you install two different cluster products on the same hardware?
once more again! If i convert a LUN (from a configured dynamic disk in veritas) in the windows volume manager to a basic disk (i see the disks as dynamic), the cluster could be destroyed!! This is really F***!! :(
In server 2003 this was prevented by replacing the windows volume manger with Veritas volume manager... Why not in server 2008???
Or is it my configuration failure??