Friday, October 12, 2007 8:35 PM
I have setup a Longhorn cluster but have no idea how to add a resource group from the GUI of Failover Cluster Management. The GUI has completely changed. Should I just use "Create Empty Service or Application" menu? Is the concept of Service/Application now the same as resource group?
Friday, October 12, 2007 11:33 PMModerator
Yes, welcome to the new world of Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering! You can create an Empty Service or Application as you say and then add a Client Access Point and some Storage...but, what are you trying to make highly available becasue we have wizards for many things like File Servers, Print Servers, DFS Namespaces, etc...
You actually may want to start here - http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/library/82bac070-bee4-452e-a783-3ce31b5e1d0f1033.mspx?mfr=true with some Step-by-Step Guiides that should get you moving forward pretty quickly.
Let us know when you are ready for more.
Saturday, October 13, 2007 1:59 AMOwner
In Windows Server 2008 there are wizards for setting up groups and resources now, the old days of manually creating Groups and then one-by-one creating resources is vastly improved.
Click on 'Configure a Service or Application for High Availability', this launch the HA Role Wizard where you can configure applications and services for high availability