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Installation of SAP in MSCS environment on NetApps Filer

Hi,

Can anybody has the experience of the following

"Installation of SAP in MSCS environment on NetApps Filer where DB is Oracle & OS is windows 2000 advanced server"

If so please answer me for the following

We are facing a sever problem to install iSCSi initiator & SNAPDRIVE in the nodes --- sometimes nodes are getting hanged, sometimes installations are not getting completed....like this.

As a result still both the nodes are not able to connect the disks of filer.

Now the status of the nodes are as follows :

1) Windows 2000 advanced server installed

2) MSCS installed

3) Secure Path software is installed to connect to another SAN (HP - MA8000)

This connection is through fiber channel.

This connection is ok, we are able to see the disks of MA8K

This we need to do to transfer SAP Data from MA8K to NetApps Filer.

Further this is for your information that we already have a standalone SAP installation where the connection the disks of filer was no problem at all.

Hence the difference between the cluster installation & standalone are as follows :

1) Connection to MA8K exists

2) MSCS is installed.

Eagerly waiting for your early reply

With best regards

Joydeep

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    Sep 03, 2007 at 07:29 AM

    Hi,

    this sounds interesting

    >--- sometimes nodes are getting hanged, sometimes installations are not getting >completed....like this.

    any entries in event logs? what the hardware partner is saying about the situation?

    For me this is a problem rather in hardware than in MSCS/SAP.

    best regards

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    Sep 03, 2007 at 07:40 AM

    I would never try to set up a cluster using Windows 2000 today.

    especially with iSCSI.

    I do not think that very much people are using this combination.

    use Windows 2003, use 64 Bit Servers - if possible!!!!

    peter

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      Peter,

      Of course 64bit is the way to go.

      Next year we will change all our app servers for x86_64 boxes on win2003.

      So the system will be fully 64 bit :

      MSCS Cluster Win 2003 IA64 for DB/CI

      x86_64 Win2003 for app servers.