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2003 cluster fails to add second node - can't see quorum RRS feed

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  • Hi,

     I have a 2 x 2003 Windows Enterprise servers with the following configuration:

    - 3 NICs (LAN production, SAN and heart beat). All IPS configured statically, bindings and duplex/speed settings configured as needed.
    - Same patch levels on both servers.

    I created a single node cluster by following the procedure on Technet (http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/how-do-i/how-do-i-install-configure-and-use-microsofts-iscsi-initiator/). Briefly, I did the following:

    1. Install the Ms iSCSI initiator on both nodes
    2. Add storage to node 1 first (3 x 5GB iSCI disks were added). Disks formatted quick NTFS and given drive labels.
    3. I then added the disks on node 2 via the iSCSI initiator (node 1 is still online at this point)
    4. I then powered off node 2
    5. On node 1 I installed the Ms Clustering, choosing one of the disks as a quorum disk and the other 2 disks as physical disk resources. I had some trouble adding one of the disk resources, which I resolved by

    Cluster res “Disk F:/” /create /group:”Cluster Group” /Type:”physical disk”
    Cluster res “Disk F:/” /priv Drive=”F:”

    6. Once my cluster was happily online, I then tried adding the second node, but I keep on getting an error the cluster add node wizard along the lines of "Checking all nodes have access to the quorum resource"

    Both nodes can see the cluster resources. When node 1 is off, node 2 can see all disks as normal under windows, however when node 1 is on, one of the disks cannot be accessed by node 2 - I suspect this is the quorum disk and that's what is causing my issue, however I don't know how to solve it.

    Please advise.

    Thanks

    Monday, October 13, 2014 10:11 PM

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