What kind of Storage require for MS Failover Cluster creation

Virender Singh Rawat 67 Reputation points
2022-11-22T04:47:25.923+00:00

Hi Team,

I am working on project where i need to configure MS Failover Cluster on top of OpenStack Cloud.
my question is simple, as MS guy, what kind of Disk i should ask?
as per my understanding shared Disk should work here but still need to know what type of storage i ask from Openstack team.
As per openstack team, they are providing RAW Disk .

NOTE: FC can create but storage its says"its not applicable"

</disk>
<disk type='block' device='disk'>
<driver name='qemu' type='raw' cache='none' io='native'/>
<source dev='/dev/disk/by-path/pci-0000:33:00.0-fc-0x5006016d48a00cdf-lun-240' index='4'/>
<backingStore/>
<target dev='vdb' bus='virtio'/>
<shareable/>
<serial>e36e4c54-a042-4116-9a0d-b33e86a1a237</serial>
<alias name='virtio-disk1'/>
<address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x06' function='0x0'/>
</disk>

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Please help !!

Windows Server Clustering
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Windows Server: A family of Microsoft server operating systems that support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.Clustering: The grouping of multiple servers in a way that allows them to appear to be a single unit to client computers on a network. Clustering is a means of increasing network capacity, providing live backup in case one of the servers fails, and improving data security.
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  1. Alex Bykovskyi 1,841 Reputation points
    2022-11-23T16:16:10.11+00:00

    Hey,

    Storage should be available for every node in the cluster. I don't have much experience, but if I understand OpenStack shared disk correctly, yes it should work. Check the requirements.
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/failover-clustering/clustering-requirements

    It should be something similar to VMware shared VMDK, which are used to deploy Failover Clusters on VMware vSphere nodes.
    https://4sysops.com/archives/vmware-vsphere-7-clustered-vmdk/

    In case, you won't be able to use shared disks, you can utilize local storage and use StarWind VSAN to create replicated shared storage pool for Failover Cluster. The following guide covers the configuration process: https://www.starwindsoftware.com/resource-library/starwind-virtual-san-for-hyper-v-2-node-hyperconverged-scenario-with-windows-server-2016/

    Cheers,
    Alex Bykovskyi
    StarWind Software
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