Friday, December 07, 2012 4:17 PM
I was reading the KB for best practices for Mount points on Fail Over cluster for MSSQL. There is a section that I am reading that I want to make sure is optional. It has to do with the fact that when failed over the mount points might show up as folders and not drives. Can I verify that this is an optional step... See below.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/280297Important The new volume mount point functions on all nodes in the cluster group. However, when you open Windows Explorer or you double-click My Computer on any node other than the node where the volume mount point was created, the new volume mount point may be displayed by using a folder symbol instead of by using a drive symbol. When you right-click the folder symbol and then click Properties, the File System value is set to RAW and not to NTFS.
To configure the volume mount point to display correctly on all nodes in the cluster group, follow these steps.
Note These steps must be performed on all the nodes that will own the volume mount point.
- As soon as the volume mount point has been created on node1, manually fail over to node2, and then pause all other nodes in the cluster except node2.
- On node2, open Disk Management. To do this, follow these steps:
- Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Computer Management.
- In the Computer Management MMC snap-in, click Disk Management.
- In Disk Management, right-click the mounted volume, and then click Change Drive Letter and Paths.
- Select the mount point, click Remove, click Add, and then reassign the same drive letter to the mount point.
- Unpause all other nodes.
- Repeat steps 1 through 5 until the volume mount point is successfully created on all nodes in the cluster group.
- The volume mount point is still displayed as a folder and not as a drive.
- The File System value is still set to RAW and not to NTFS.