Making the cluster disk group a cluster resource in Windows Server 2008

Article:HOWTO85057  |  Created: 2013-08-14  |  Updated: 2013-08-14  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO85057
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To make the cluster disk group a cluster resource

  • Start Failover Cluster Management by selecting All Programs>Administrative Tools>Failover Cluster Management.
  • Expand the tree view in the left pane to display Services and Applications.
  • Right-click Services and Applications and in the context menu select More Actions>Create Empty Service or Application.
    The Services and Applications window appears displaying the generic New service or application entry in the table.

  • Right-click the New service or applicaton entry and select Properties from the context menu. The new service and application Properties window appears.

  • Enter a name for the New service and application in the Name field and click OK to continue.
  • In the tree-view of Failover Cluster Management, expand the Services and Applications node to display the service created in the above step.
  • Right-click the service and select Add a resource>More resources>Add Volume Manager Disk Group.
    The Summary of the service window appears displaying the generic New Volume Manager Disk Group entry in the table.
  • Right-click the NewVolume Manager Disk Group entry and select Properties on the context menu.
    The New Volume Manager Disk Group Properties window appears.
  • Under the Properties tab, enter the name of the SFW cluster disk group that will be the cluster resource in the Value column of the DiskGroupName entry.

 

  • Under the General tab, enter a name for this new resource in the Resource
    Name field and click OK to continue.

The Summary of the service window appears displaying the new cluster resource as a Disk Drive entry in the table. The cluster resource should have
an online status. If the resource is not online, then right-click the new cluster resource and select Bring this resource online on the context menu.
Expanding the entry in the table displays the name of the volume, the type of file system, and the amount of free space.


 

  • In the tree-view of Failover Cluster Management, expand the Storage node to review the attributes of the new cluster resource.

 




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