1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 22, 2013 8:41 AM by FieldSupp0rt

    Is it possible to install an agent on an active/active microsoft cluster?

    rgendron

      We are trying to track storage usage to our mssql clusters. The instructions for installing an agent on a windows cluster seem to imply that it may only work with active/passive clusters. Does anyone know if this is true?  Is so does anyone know of a work around?

       

      Thanks

        • Re: Is it possible to install an agent on an active/active microsoft cluster?
          FieldSupp0rt

          Hi rgendron,

           

          The only way to have a single Windows device in Storage Manager represent a cluster is if the cluster in active/passive. In this mode the Agent service will only be running on the active node, and the virtual IP will be used to identify this in Storage Manager. If there is a failover in the cluster the agent service on the newly active node starts up, and data collection continues.

           

          In the case of Active/Active clusters the agent can be installed on each of the servers in the cluster, but then each server will be seen as a separate Windows device in Storage Manager, not as part of a cluster. This may result in some duplication of volumes that may be shared in the cluster.