How to Create a Cluster Group with a Disk, IP Address, and Name Resource

For clustered BizTalk Server components and dependencies to be accessible over the network via NetBIOS, a clustered Network Name resource must be created in same cluster group. For a clustered Network Name resource to be accessible via the TCP/IP protocol, an IP Address resource must be created in the same cluster group as well. Some BizTalk Server dependencies also require the use of a clustered Physical Disk resource to function correctly. To create a cluster group with a Physical Disk, IP Address and Network Name resource follow these steps:

  1. In Windows Server 2003, click Start, Programs, Administrative Tools, and then Cluster Administrator to start the Cluster Administrator program.

  2. Fail over all cluster groups to the cluster node that you are running the Cluster Administrator on. To fail over a cluster group, right click the group in the left pane of the Cluster Administrator and select Move Group.

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    The cluster node that hosts running cluster resources is also known as the active node. The cluster node that hosts non-running cluster resources is also known as the passive node.

  3. On the File menu, point to New, and then click Group.

  4. Enter a value for the Name field of the New Group dialog, for example, BizTalkClusterGroup and click Next.

  5. In the Preferred Owners dialog include each cluster node as a possible owner of the group and click Finish.

  6. Click OK on the dialog box that indicates that the cluster group was created successfully.

  7. Click to select the new cluster group in the left pane of the Cluster Administrator.

  8. Add a Physical Disk resource to the group by following these steps:

    1. On the File menu, point to New and then click Resource.

    2. Enter a value for the Name field of the New Resource dialog, for example, BizTalkDisk.

    3. In the Resource type dropdown, click Physical Disk and click Next.

    4. In the Possible Owners dialog box, include each cluster node as a possible owner of the Physical Disk resource and click Next.

    5. In the Dependencies dialog box click Next.

    6. Select an available disk from the Disk dropdown and click Finish.

  9. Add an IP Address resource to the group by following these steps:

    1. On the File menu, point to New and then click Resource.

    2. Enter a value for the Name field of the New Resource dialog, for example, BizTalkIPAddress.

    3. In the Resource type dropdown, click IP Address and click Next.

    4. In the Possible Owners dialog box, include each cluster node as a possible owner of the IP Address resource and click Next.

    5. In the Dependencies dialog box click Next.

    6. In the TCP/IP Address Parameters dialog enter a valid IP address and subnet mask. For a valid IP address to use for the new IP address resource, contact your network administrator.

    7. In the Network dropdown select the Public network assigned to the cluster.

    8. Check the box to Enable NetBIOS for the address and click Finish.

    9. Click OK on the dialog box that indicates that the cluster resource was created successfully.

  10. Add a Network Name resource to the group by following these steps:

    1. On the File menu, point to New, and then click Resource.

    2. Enter a value for the Name field of the New Resource dialog, for example, BizTalkNetworkName.

    3. In the Resource type dropdown, click Network Name and click Next.

    4. In the Possible Owners dialog box, include each cluster node as a possible owner of the IP Address resource and click Next.

    5. In the Dependencies dialog box add the IP address resource that you created earlier and click Next.

    6. Enter a unique network name into the Name box, for example BizTalkCluster.

    7. Click Finish and click OK on the dialog box that indicates that the cluster resource was created successfully.

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