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Add a Virtual cluster node to an existing clustered server environment

I'm working on a project to add a virtual server in our ESX-3.5 enviroment to an existing Microsoft clustered server group.. Is there a way to create a virtual HBA to generate a WWN to conect to an existing Lun on our san to see the data allready stored there but not distroy the data when connecting to the lun.

. (San is fiber connected to our IBM blade center now)

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Hi,

Take a look to this link about cluster MSCS on VMware:

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r41/vsp_41_mscs.pdf




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Hi,

You have to use NPort ID Virtualization (NPIV) to generate a WWN for your VM.




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You also can use Raw Device Mapping (RDM) to connect an existing LUN into the VM, without destroy any data.




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the Option for NPIV is greyed out.. it references the RDM disk.. see attached

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There are some specific requirements to using NPIV

· It can only be used with Raw Device Mappings.

· You must have NPIV aware FC switches

· ESX(i) hosts must have HBA’s that support NPIV. This is currently limited to QLogic and Emulex with NPIV compatible firmware

So, you need to attach the LUN into the VM as a Raw Device Mapping.




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kecline
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Do you know a link to info on RDM?

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Hi,

Take a look to this link about cluster MSCS on VMware:

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r41/vsp_41_mscs.pdf




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kecline
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Thanks!!!! I will be building out a node today and test it out!!

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pcerda
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Good, let me know how it goes...




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kecline
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I did not get far... options for RDM is not available.... and to define.. I'm looking at VM to a Physical existing Blade server cluster.... in the same chassis but not on the same blades...

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