Validating a cluster
Notes: This action is
not supported when using the following:
- ServeRAID Manager in bootable-CD mode
- ServeRAID Manager as a plug-in application
- Integrated RAID controller
- ServeRAID-5i controller
- ServeRAID-6i/6i+ controller
- ServeRAID-7t controller
- ServeRAID-8 series SAS controllers
- HostRAID controller
Note: You must have the
ServeRAID Manager installed and running on all servers in the cluster for this
feature to work. You must run the Validate cluster feature from one of two nodes
in the cluster; you cannot run it remotely.
Use this action to determine if your cluster configuration is configured
- In the Enterprise view, click(local system only).
- Right-click ServeRAID actions Validate
cluster. The "Validate cluster" window opens. The system you selected in
step 1 is listed in the Node A box.
Note: You cannot change the Node A system
in the "Validate cluster" window. To select a different system, click
Cancel to return to the tree.
- Select your second system from the Node B drop-down list.
Note: The Node B
system defaults to the first system in the Enterprise view other than the Node A system.
If there are no managed systems in the Enterprise view, click Cancel to return to
the Enterprise view and add a managed system.
- Click Start. The ServeRAID Manager scans both systems to verify the
- If you want to stop the validation before it is completed, click
Cancel. Otherwise, if the ServeRAID Manager found problems with the
configuration, it reports the problems in the message field. If there are no
problems with the configuration, the message field reports only the cluster
- To view the problem report events in an easy-to-read window, double-click
an event in the message field.
- To save the contents of the message field, click Save. A "Save as"
- Specify the file name for the message field log and click OK.
- Click Done to exit the "Validate cluster" window. If the
configuration has problems, use "Configure for
clustering" to fix the problems; then, use "Validate cluster" again.