WinServer 22 Cluster - assigned cluster IP to a node adapter as secondary address

Paul Louis 26 Reputation points
2023-11-23T03:06:15.56+00:00

Hi, I've been through this over a dozen times from the bare metal install of the operating system on both nodes.

I have two identical Intel NUC servers, both running Windows Server 2022 Server Edition, and patched to latest updates. They pass the Cluster Validation Tests fully.

When I configure the cluster, and restart I find that the cluster IP address has been assigned to one of the node systems network adapters as a secondary address. Thus when I go to access the cluster I simply get redirected to that node.

Anyone have any suggestions?

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  1. Alex Bykovskyi 1,846 Reputation points
    2023-11-24T21:12:41.0733333+00:00

    Hey,

    That's actually how cluster works by design. Cluster IP is assigned to one of the nodes (owner of the Witness Disk or share). In order to access cluster you need to use Failover Cluster Manager or Windows Admin Center.
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/manage/windows-admin-center/use/manage-failover-clusters

    https://www.techtarget.com/searchwindowsserver/definition/Microsoft-Failover-Cluster-Manager-MSFCM

    As for the cluster, it needs shared storage. You can use StarWind VSAN as a shared storage for you cluster. Check for more: https://www.starwindsoftware.com/starwind-virtual-san

    Cheers,

    Alex Bykovskyi

    StarWind Software

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