Windows 2008 failover clustering minimum storage requirements RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I'm sorry, I don't need HPC, but I haven't found another forum treating failover...

    I'm new to clustering, I need to configure a minimal, cheap two nodes file server failover cluster.
    This will replace an old Novell SFT3 installation, from the point of view of the customer simply builded with two identical servers and a GB link.
    I've already read the "Step-by-Step Guide ....doc" , I need to focus on the storage requirements.
    There's no way to use an internal SCSI RAID instead of an expensive shared SCSI (SAN), isn't it?
    (I suppose the file system, along with the witness disk, must be available for the two nodes, each node running only the 'server' process)
    Any suggestion for saving money building a whole SFT file server will be appreciated !

    thank you


    Tuesday, September 15, 2009 4:52 PM