Configuring the ServeRAID controller for clustering
Notes: This action is
not supported when using the following:
- Integrated RAID controller
- ServeRAID-5i controller
- ServeRAID-6i/6i+ controller
- ServeRAID-7k controller
- ServeRAID-7t controller
- ServeRAID-8 series (SAS) controllers
- HostRAID controller
Use this action to configure and view ServeRAID settings for clustering computers or using high-availability.
The ServeRAID Manager configures the controller name, partner controller
name, and SCSI initiator IDs in bootable-CD mode only; otherwise, you can view
only this information .
You can configure merge-group numbers for a logical drive that you have
created during the current session of the ServeRAID Manager. If you have exited
from the ServeRAID Manager since you created the logical drive, you cannot configure
merge-group numbers for it. You must use the ServeRAID Manager in startable-CD
mode to change merge-group numbers for logical drives that are not new.
- In the Enterprise view, click (controller).
- Right-click Clustering actions Configure
- Enter the controller name and partner controller name. You can specify a
name up to 12 characters. When you enter the partner controller name, the
merge-group information displays in the window.
Note: Names are case sensitive.
- Select the SCSI initiator IDs which can be 6 or 7.
Note: The SCSI initiator IDs
must be unique from the partner controller initiator IDs. The default is 7.
- If you want a logical drive to merge to another controller if this
controller fails, select the Shared box. Otherwise, if you do
not want a logical drive to merge to another controller, select the
- Non-shared is the default for all logical drives. The merge-group
number is defined as [200 + the SCSI initiator ID]. You cannot change the
merge-group number for a non-shared logical drive.
- If a logical drive is defined as shared, all physical drives in the
logical drive must be on a shared channel.
- Enter a merge-group number for the shared logical drive. This merge-group
number must be unique from the partner controller (that is, the merge-group
number for any logical drive belonging to the partner controller cannot be the
same merge-group number).
Note: The default
merge-group number is the logical-drive number.
- Once you have configured both controllers for clustering, you can click View shared drives to view the physical drives
owned by a partner controller.