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Implement OMW on Windows cluster


We are implementing OMW on High availability environment. We will use 2 OMW servers in HA, Could someone guide on the prerequisites verified for installing OMW on clusters in physical servers?

I checked the OMW 8.16 Windows Installation guide which talks about installing HPOM on a virtual server on a Microsoft Cluster? Are the instructions to be followed while installing HPOM on physical servers in cluster same as those for Virtual servers in cluster?

Please clarify..
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the trick is to build a shared storage between the virtual servers, and construct the Windows cluster properly on both virtual servers,
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Can't OMW be implemented on physical nodes running MS Cluster?
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as per the support metrics High-Availability using Microsoft Cluster on the below platforms are support for OMW8.16:
1. Windows Server 2008
2. Windows Server 2003 - 2003 R2

Also, all Virtualization technologies are supported
1. Microsoft Hyper-V
2. Microsoft Virtual Server
3. VMWARE ESX Server
4. VMWARE ESXi Server
5. VMWARE Server
6. VMWare GSX
7. VMWare Workstation
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As per the HP install requirement there is no mention that the server should be a virtual or physical cluster.

Its just the basic requirements to be met for installing OMW on a cluster.

Cluster Requirements
â ¢ Minimum two node hardware cluster with attached shared storage and
Windows 2003 or 2008 Enterprise or Datacenter Edition as operating
â ¢ A database instance with a user-configurable name (for example, OVOPS)
running in one of the following versions of SQL Server:
â SQL Server 2000 (Enterprise Edition) SP4 or higher
â SQL Server 2005 (Standard or Enterprise Edition) SP2 or higher
â SQL Server 2008 (Standard or Enterprise Edition)
Make sure that you choose an SQL Server edition that is compatible with
the cluster environment in which you intend to set up HPOM.
â ¢ An empty, dedicated resource group for HPOM. The name of the resource
group may only contain ASCII characters.
â ¢ Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS) as cluster software with the following
resources available:
â At least three dedicated shared disks:
â Cluster quorum
â SQL Server databases storage
â HPOM data storage
â At least five dedicated static IP addresses, configured in DNS (FQDN)
including name and reverse lookup entries:
â Each cluster node stationary name and IP address (two minimum)
â One clusterâ s virtual server name and IP address
â SQL Server virtual server name and IP address
â HPOM virtual server name and IP address
The cluster quorum is optional if the Majority Node Set
Quorum is used instead of a Quorum Disk. For details
about the differences, see the online help that Microsoft
provides about choosing a cluster model.
Cluster Installation for HPOM 97
â ¢ In environments that use Veritas Volume Manager, you must enable
Windows disk management compatibility for the dynamic disc groups that
contain shared disks for HPOM data storage or SQL Server database
For more information on enabling Windows disk management
compatibility, see the documentation that Veritas Volume Manager

- Gaurav -
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Thanks all for clarifying..
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please have look in here:

Chapter 4 "Cluster installation for HPOM" describes all steps/prerequisites needed.
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