Configuring MSCS cluster resources for VVR
I've got a question regarding the configuration of cluster resources for VVR within a Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise 2-node-failover-cluster (clustered application is File Services).
The "Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.1 SP2 Solutions Guide" (page 823 et seq.) describes that you have to set up the RDS between an IP address of one node of the primary cluster and one node of the secondary cluster. Then you have to set up the cluster resources, including a client access point with a virtual IP. This resource has to fail over to the second node on the primary resp. on the secondary site of the VVR in case of a manual or disaster triggered application fail over.
I setup the resources according to the guide. Here's the setup:
Primary Cluster Node 1: 188.8.131.52/24
Primary Cluster Node 2: 184.108.40.206/24
Cluster Resource CAS: 220.127.116.11/24
Secondary Site: (without cluster, just a single server)
Secondary VVR Server: 18.104.22.168/24
Setup between 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199
- The replication between Primary Cluster Node 1 and Secondary VVR Server works perfectly.
- The failover of the cluster resources works fine.
- Replication between Primary Cluster Node 2 and Secondary VVR Server doesn't work, they even can't connect to each other.
For me it is very clear that Primary Cluster Node 2 and Secondary VVR Server cannot replicate the RDS because it is configured between IP addresses of Primary Cluster Node 1 and Secondary VVR Server and not between Cluster Resource CAS and Secondary VVR Server. I tried the latter but it seems to be impossible.
Does anybody know where's the rub?
Thanks in advance!