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2 node cluster with local storage

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  • Hi,

    I want to create 2 node windows 2012R2 cluster with local storage (I DONT HAVE SAN STORAGE). 

    please guide.

    Regards

    Sajid

    joi, 17 mai 2018 10:52

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  • Hello,

    Failover Cluster requires a shared storage, you will not be able to use local storage. 


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    joi, 17 mai 2018 11:02
  • You can use a third party software package, such as Starwind, to accomplish this.  It provides the software to turn the local storage into shared access storage.

    Another way to accomplish it is to use SMB storage from another system.  The system providing SMB storage must support SMB 3.0.


    tim


    joi, 17 mai 2018 11:09
  • hi,

    yes you can do that with windows server 2012 cluster file share witness.

    Best Regards

    joi, 17 mai 2018 11:10
  • Hi,

    I agree with Tim.

    Commonly, shared storage between Hyper-V hosts in a cluster can be provided via:

    Fibre Channel (FC) SAN Arrays
    iSCSI SAN Arrays
    SAS JBOD Enclosures with SAS Expanders
    SMB 3.0 Shared Folders on a Windows Server 2012 file server or, preferably, by a Windows Server 2012 clustered file services role for continuous storage availability.

    More info:

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/josebda/2012/10/08/windows-server-2012-file-servers-and-smb-3-0-simpler-and-easier-by-design/

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    Frank


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    vineri, 18 mai 2018 07:36
  • Hi, 

    You can use StarWind Virtual SAN Free to deploy 2-node Failover Cluster. You can find the guide via the following link:

    https://www.starwindsoftware.com/resource-library/starwind-virtual-san-hyper-converged-2-nodes-scenario-with-hyper-v-cluster


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    luni, 21 mai 2018 12:44
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    marți, 22 mai 2018 02:03
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    vineri, 25 mai 2018 08:40