Mixed cluster configuration (i.e CentOS and Windows Server 2008 R2)


vinod basi


Sorry, if this question is already asked/answered in the forum. Posted it coz I couldn't find one.

There are three servers, two on Windows server 2008 R2 and one FEP server on Linux CentOS 5x

I'm trying to create a failover cluster with the Windows tool, not Linux clustering tool (because, I don't know howto)

Now, these are the steps
1. Configured samba and joined the CentOS machine to the Windows domain.
2. Configured iSCSI target (iscsitarget- in CentOS and created a LUN file, added the LUN path to /etc/iet/ietd.conf file.
3. Connected the Windows iSCSI initiators to the CentOS iSCSI target.

After configuring failover cluster tool in Windows Server, when I run the cluster validation tests (in Windows server), the storage validation fails miserably in the first instance of "List all disks" and subsequently fails to move forward in the tests.
Where Am I going wrong...???
The disk management console in windows shows the Linux LUN created.

Is it possible to create a Linux-Windows cluster environment or Am I chasing rainbows...???

Please help.

Thanks in advance...

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