4.2 Sample Values for the Cluster Resources

It is beyond the scope of this guide to provide detailed instructions about Windows cluster resource configuration, management, and best practices. To illustrate the process, this section provides one possible scenario for installing Dynamic File Services in a Windows Server 2008 two-node failover cluster, or installing Dynamic File Services in a Windows 2003 two-node cluster. Replace the sample values with actual values for your environment, and use the clustering tools available on your Windows servers.

Component

Sample Value

Node in the Windows cluster where you first install Dynamic File Services

Node1

Second (or subsequent) node in the Windows cluster where you install Dynamic File Services

Node2

IP address of the virtual cluster resource

10.10.10.201

Cluster service

Dynamic File Services (dswservice)

Virtual cluster network name for the resource

NDFSCLR

Shared drive for Dynamic File Services program files, databases, and log files

S:\

Installation destination path on the shared drive

S:\Dynamic File Services

Share for the S:\Dynamic File Services path

DYNAMICFS_SHARE

\\NDFSCLR\DYNAMICFS_SHARE

Shared drive cluster resource for a primary path.

For the DATA_PAIR example, its primary path is on the same physical drive as the folder where you installed Dynamic File Services.

S:\

Shared drive cluster resource for a secondary path.

T:\

Primary path for DATA_PAIR

S:\DATA

Secondary path for DATA_PAIR

T:\Secondary\DATA

Share for S:\DATA, which is used to give users access to files in the DATA_PAIR

DATA_SHARE

\\NDFSCLR\DATA_SHARE

Cluster drive resource for a primary path

K:\

Cluster drive resource for a secondary path

M:\

Primary path for PROJECTS_PAIR

K:\PROJECTS

Secondary path for PROJECTS_PAIR

M:\Secondary\PROJECTS

Share for K:\PROJECTS, which is used to give users access to files in the PROJECTS_PAIR

PROJECTS_SHARE

\\NDFSCLR\PROJECTS_SHARE

For example, the Windows Server 2008 failover cluster setup might look like this in the Windows Failover Cluster Manager tool:

The Windows Server 2003 cluster setup might look like this in the Windows Cluster Administrator tool: