Setting up Windows clusters

07 Jun

One of the most often missed out configuration for a pair of clusters is the boot-up time out value in the boot.ini file.

Why is it important for cluster nodes to have a different boot-up timing? This is mainly to prevent situation when both clusters booted up at the same time (after say a power failure) and trying to lock the quorum and other shared disks. Resulting in a deadlock situation.

I always make it a standard to set 90 seconds for the second node as boot up time.

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Posted by on June 7, 2007 in Windows



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