How to add the VERITAS Volume Manager resource type for Windows 2003, using Storage Foundation 4.x or 5.x in a Microsoft Cluster environment

Article:TECH87026  |  Created: 2008-01-18  |  Updated: 2009-01-14  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH87026
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Technical Solution

Environment

Issue



How to add the VERITAS Volume Manager resource type for Windows 2003, using Storage Foundation 4.x or 5.x in a Microsoft Cluster environment

Solution



If SFW 4.x or 5.x is installed with the Microsoft Cluster option,
and the volume manager resource does not appear on the Microsoft Cluster resource type List,
removing and re-adding the Microsoft Cluster option on SFW will fix this issue.

Steps to remove and re-add the Microsoft Cluster option from SFW:
1. Go to Add/Remove programs in Control Panel
2. Select CHANGE in SFW Server Components,
3. Select ADD/REMOVE options
4. UNCHECK Microsoft Cluster option, go through the prompts and restart the server when prompted to do so.
5. Once the server is restarted, repeat the same process but this time, CHECK the Microsoft Cluster option.

An alternative if the previous procedure doesn't work is manually re-registering two DLL files to the MSCS server:

  • "vxresext.dll" (Not required in Windows 2008 Failover cluster)
  • "mscsrvgresourceex.dll" (If VVR is installed)

  • Manually registering the Volume Manager extension DLL and resource type (vxresext.dll):

    1. regsvr32 vxresext.dll
    2. cluster restype "Volume Manager Disk Group" /CREATE /DLL:vxres.dll /TYPE:"Volume Manager Disk Group"
    3. cluster /regext:vxresext.dll

    Registering the Volume Replicator extension DLL and resource type (mscsrvgresourceex.dll):

    1. regsvr32 mscsrvgresourceex.dll
    2. cluster restype "Replicated Volume Group" /CREATE /DLL:mscsrvgresource.dll /TYPE:"Replicated Volume Group"
    3. cluster /regext:mscsrvgresourceex.dll




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    308678


    Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH87026


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