SQL Server with Mr. Denny

Jun 4 2009   11:00AM GMT

Use caution when using an image to setup servers which will be clustered.

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry

Tags:

A lesson that I learned while setting up our new data center for work, is to be careful when setting up your clustered servers.

Most of our servers are VMs, including a Windows 2008 Cluster (yeah I know not supported, I’m a rebel damn it and I want a Windows 2008 cluster installed under VMware ESX).

When I was setting up my VMware templates I decided to save myself a step and I added the fail over clustering support to the template, as all VMs which would be running Windows 2008 Enterprise would be clustered.  Apparently this causes a problem as when the fail over clustering is installed it creates a few network adapters which are hidden with unique MAC addresses.  However when you then deploy that template as a VM, the MAC address isn’t changed which then causes the validate wizard to fail as having unique MAC addresses is a requirement to create a cluster.

Denny

 Comment on this Post

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when other members comment.

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

Share this item with your network: