NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER/System Construction Guide

NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER
System Construction Guide
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER for Windows Ver 7.0
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER for Windows Ver7.0
Cluster Installation and Configuration
Guide (Mirror disk)
Second Edition 05/26/2004
Revision History
Revision
Revision
Date
First
06/30/2003
Revision Page
70
In general
Second
05/26/2004
15
72
Description
New manual.
A precaution added.
Exchange Server Support Kit R2.0 support-related
descriptions added.
Creation of user partition related descriptions added.
Rolling upgrade related descriptions added.
Applying Service Pack to Windows®2000 related descriptions
updated.
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PREFACE
The "NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER/System Construction Guide" is intended for administrators who will
construct cluster systems and for system engineers or maintenance personnel who will provide user support
for these systems.
AUXILIARY INFORMATION
[Concerning the OS upgrade]
If an invalid procedure is used when upgrading the operating system of the cluster server, a failover may
occur unexpectedly, or in the worst case, the system may be damaged.
This also holds for the application of service packs.
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Ver 7.0 FastSyncTM Option
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Ver7.0 FastSyncTM Option(called “FastSync Option” from now on)
supports NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER LE Ver7.0.
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Exchange2000 Support Kit R1.0
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Exchange2000 Support Kit R1.0 supports NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER
SE/EE/LE Ver7.0.
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Exchange Server Support Kit R2.0
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Exchange Server Support Kit R2.0 supports the revision 7.05 or newer of
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER SE/EE/LE for Windows Ver7.0, (e.g., UpdateFD CPRO-NT070-05 or newer)
Microsoft®, Windows®, and Windows NT® are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
CLARiiON ATF and CLARiiON Array Manager are trademarks of EMC Corporation.
Oracle Parallel Server is a trademark of Oracle Corporation.
Other system names, company names, and product names are trademarks and registered
trademarks of their respective companies.
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NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER/System Construction Guide Categories
The NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER/System Construction Guides are divided into separate volumes as
follows according to the situations in which they are to be used and according to readers. If you
are to construct a cluster system for the first time, please read “Introduction” first.
[Setup Card]
This is a reference card attached to the product, which describes the product configuration, operating
environment, and so on.
[Introduction]
This is an introduction for someone who is to design and construct a cluster system for the first time.
[System Design (BASIC/Shared Disk, BASIC/Mirror Disk]
This manual describes information necessary to install NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER and construct a system.
It explains necessary information and precautions concerning system construction.
There are two volumes, one for Shared Disk type and the other for Mirror Disk type.
[System Design (Application)]
This manual is a collection of knowhows for using advanced functions of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER
are not described in System Design (BASIC).
[Cluster Installation and Configuration Guide (Shared Disk, Mirror Disk)]
This manual clearly explains environment settings to be made after installing NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER
the order that you will follow to build a cluster system.
There are two volumes, one for Shared Disk type and the other for Mirror Disk type.
that
in
[Operation/Maintenance]
This is a document that describes information required for operating a cluster system, how to deal with
system
failure, and lists of errors.
[GUI Reference]
This manual explains required concepts concerning NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER operation and describes how
to operate NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER by using a graphical user interface (GUI) from a management client or
a server.
[Command Reference]
This is a reference of commands that can be put in NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER scripts and maintenance
commands that can be executed from the server’s command prompt.
[For PP]
Every PP mentioned in this document can be executed in cooperation with NEC
EXPRESSCLUSTER.
It explains settings, script writings, and some notes that are necessary to operate the PPs
and NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER together.
Read carefully the respective PP edition for the PP you would like to use.
[Notes]
This reference describes items to be remembered in constructing, operating, and trouble shooting a cluster
system. Read when necessary.
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CONTENTS
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PRODUCT CONFIGURATION.................................................................................. 6
2
CLUSTER SYSTEM CONSTRUCTION .................................................................... 7
Construction Procedure .....................................................................................................7
OS Setup .........................................................................................................................7
2.1
2.2
3
SETUP......................................................................................................................... 8
3.1
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server Setup ............................................................................8
3.1.1
Before installation ............................................................................................................. 8
3.1.2
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server installation .................................................................... 17
3.1.3
Creation of disk mirror set ............................................................................................... 29
3.1.4
FastSync Option ............................................................................................................. 30
3.1.5
Setup of Exchange2000 Support Kit R1.0 .......................................................................... 35
3.1.6
Setup of Exchange Server Support Kit R2.0 ....................................................................... 38
3.1.7
After installation ............................................................................................................. 46
3.2
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager Setup .......................................................................47
3.2.1
Before installation ........................................................................................................... 47
3.2.2
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager installation ................................................................ 48
3.2.3
Create cluster ................................................................................................................. 56
3.3
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client Setup ...........................................................................63
3.3.1
Before installation ........................................................................................................... 63
3.3.2
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client installation ..................................................................... 64
3.3.3
Application Client configuration ...................................................................................... 68
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Upgrade Old Versions of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER ...............................................70
4.1
4.2
4.3
5
OS Upgrades................................................................................................................72
Upgrade Windows®2000 to Windows® Server 2003 ...........................................................72
Upgrade Windows98 or Me to Windows®2000 or Windows XP..........................................72
Apply Service Pack for Windows®2000 ............................................................................72
5.1
5.2
5.3
6
Uninstallation...............................................................................................................73
6.1
6.1.1
6.1.2
6.2
6.2.1
6.2.2
6.3
6.4
6.5
7
Upgrading NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server ..........................................................70
Upgrading NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager.......................................................71
Upgrading NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client ...........................................................71
Exchange2000 Support Kit R1.0 Uninstallation .................................................................73
Before Uninstallation ...................................................................................................... 73
Uninstallation ................................................................................................................. 73
Exchange Server Support Kit R2.0 Uninstallation ..............................................................74
Before Uninstallation ...................................................................................................... 74
Uninstallation ................................................................................................................. 74
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server Uninstallation ..............................................................76
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager Uninstallation ...........................................................78
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client Uninstallation ...............................................................79
Precautions ..................................................................................................................80
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PRODUCT CONFIGURATION
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER consists of following software products.
Software Name
Functional Overview
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server
To be set up on the servers that make up a cluster system:
(ActiveRecoveryManager Server)
provides the high availability functions of NEC
EXPRESSCLUSTER.
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager
To be set up on the management client of a cluster system:
(ActiveRecoveryManager Manager)
manages the cluster system via GUI.
Web Service
To be set up on a management client on which NEC
(Bundled with NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER
EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager has been set up.(For
Manager)
Windows NT®4.0, Windows® 2000 , Windows® XP and
Windows® Server 2003 only)
Enables you to use a browser to see the cluster system.
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client
To be set up on an application client.
(ActiveRecoveryManager Client)
Resident on the application client, this switches
communication paths in the event of failover.
To use NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER, you must first set up the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server, NEC
EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager, and NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client respectively on the servers, management
client, and application clients that make up a cluster system.
See Section 3 for details to set up each NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER software program.
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CLUSTER SYSTEM CONSTRUCTION
2.1
Construction Procedure
This book is written for NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER LE/LX.
With NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER, use the following procedure to construct a data mirroring system.
(1)
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server Setup
Set up NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server at both servers that are to form the cluster.
(2)
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager Setup
Set up NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager at the management client.
(3)
Create cluster
Execute “Create cluster” from NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager, which was set up at the
management client. Execute this for both servers that are to form the cluster system. This constructs
the cluster environment.
(4)
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client Setup
Set up NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client at clients.
(2) (3)
(4)
Management Client
Clients
LAN
NEC
Express5800/130Dp
Server1
ro
Express5800/130Dp
Server2
ro
(1)
also (2)(3) as the need
arises
2.2
NEC
(1)
also (2)(3) as the need
arises
OS Setup
See “Users Guide” of each device for details of OS Setup.
(Precautions) If you use Exchange Support Kit
When you install Windows® 2000 Advanced Server from CD that includes Service Pack 3 or later,
you should install Service Pack again after Windows® 2000 Advanced Server is installed.
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3
SETUP
3.1
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server Setup
3.1.1
Before installation
Check the followings for every server to be set up as an NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server.
3.1.1.1
OS setting
Verify followings on the server OS where you want to install NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER, and make
settings if necessary.
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Is the operating environment in place?
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server Operating Environment
Hardware
IA Server
OS
case of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER LE :
Windows® 2000 Server / Advanced Server
Windows® Server 2003, Standard Edition
Windows® Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
case of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER LX :
Windows® Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for 64 bits
Required memory
24.0 MB
Disk capacity
77.0 MB
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Only alphanumeric characters (upper and lowercases) and hyphen (-) are valid for computer name.
Double-byte characters are not allowed. The above restrictions apply to the computer name of a server
on which the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server is to run. If the computer name contains any other
characters, you should change the computer name.
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Synchronize the times of all servers.
Synchronize the times of all servers that form a cluster. NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER will automatically
perform fine adjustments of time disparities caused by differences in clock frequency during cluster
system operation, synchronizing to the time of the reference server. This reference server is the server
where a cluster is generated.
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3.1.1.2
Network settings
Verify followings about network, and make settings if necessary.
Are TCP/IP protocol and SNMP service included?
To run “NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Sever,” the OS needs to include TCP/IP protocol and SNMP
service. If the TCP/IP protocol is not installed, you cannot install “NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER
Server”.
Set the same community name for all servers to accept SNMP. NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER can
manage a community name of up to 16 characters.
Assign an IP addresses to a network card.
Assign IP addresses to network cards. One of them is used as interconnect and mirror connect of
“NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server” and the other one is as public LAN.
Are NetBEUI and NetBIOS included?
If a application client conducts communications via NetBEUI or NetBIOS, you also need to install
them on the server side.
*
Network to be used as mirror disk connect should meet the following conditions.
- Only 2 target servers are connected to the network.
- No other protocol than TCP/IP is used.
- Servers are connected with network devices.
(Excluding network devices that can use their own protocols for mirroring
communications)
Make appropriate parameter settings for the network adapter as interconnect and mirror connect.
For disk mirroring, they should be as follows. See “NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER System Construction
Guide / System Design (Basic/Mirror Disk)” for details.
(For example, in case of NEC 100BASE-TX adapter set N8504-75)
Coslesce Buffers=32
Receive Buffers=128
Transmit Control Blocks = (Allowed maximum blocks)
Up to 31 bytes are allowed for names of interconnect and mirroring disk connect. (Up to 31
bytes: 15 characters for 2-byte characters)
[For Windows® 2000]
The name of local area network connection (the circled name) entered in [My Network
Places]-[Properties]
[For Windows® Server 2003]
The name of local area network connection (the circled name) entered in [My Network
Places]-[Properties]
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Perform the following operations concerning interconnection and mirror disk connect bind:
[For Windows® 2000]
Open the [Property] on [My Network Places]
Select the [Properties] of icon 1 representing interconnect.
Deselect all, except for the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
Below is the image of [My Network Places] - [Properties] and [Connection Properties].
[For Windows® Server 2003]
Open the [Property] on [My Network Places]
Select the [Properties] of icon 2 representing interconnect.
Deselect all, except for the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
Below is the image of [My Network Places] - [Properties] and [Connection Properties].
1
2
The adapter icon in which an IP address is set for interconnect. Check the Internet protocol (TCP/IP)’s property.
The adapter icon in which an IP address is set for interconnect. Check the Internet protocol (TCP/IP)’s property.
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Settings of Server Service Properties
[For Windows® 2000]
Select [My Network Places] - [Properties].
Open the Public LAN icon’s [Properties].
Open [Properties] of [File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Network].
Below is the image of the [File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Network] property.
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[For Windows® 2003]
Select [My Network Places] - [Properties].
Open the Public LAN icon’s [Properties].
Open [Properties] of [File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Network].
Below is the image of the [File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Network] property.
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3.1.1.3
If WINS Server exists in a different segment from the cluster servers on
Windows 2000
Verify followings about network, and make settings if necessary.
Make following settings for binding of Interconnect and mirror connect.
Select [Control Panel] - [Network and Dial-up Connections].
Select [Advanced] - [Advanced Settings] - [Adapters and Bindings] tab.
Put the public LAN (the network adapter where the address of WINS Server is registered) first on
the Connections list.
Below is the image of [Adapters and Bindings].
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3.1.1.4
Mirror disk settings
You should make the following settings for mirror disk systems.
Procedures are as follows;
3.1.1.4.1
Disk settings
Select the disks to be used as the mirror set by both servers.
Mirroring is performed by the disk unit. The disk here is the physical disk for single disk
configurations or the system drive (the physical disk from the view point of OS) for array configurations.
See “Express5800 Utility Setup Guide” for details of system drives.
Below is the image of Windows NT’s disk administrator or Windows 2000’s disk management.
Multiple mirror disks can be created as shown in “DISK 1”.
DISK 0
DISK 1
OS area
CLUSTER
partition
at least 1 MB
Other partitions
(if necessary)
Switched mirror disk
Switched mirror disk
(if necessary)
The following disks cannot be used in a mirror set. Select other disks.
Disks that cannot be used in a mirror set
Disk where the OS is installed
The drive where the OS is installed. DISK 0 in the above
figure.
Disk containing paging file
How to check the drives that contain paging files:
* Select the [Control Panel] - [System] - [Advanced] [Performance Options] - [Virtual memory] - [Change].
Removable disk
Removable disks such as magnet optic (MO) disks
Disk without signature
A “disk has no signature” message is displayed at detection
of such disks when the disk administrator is started.
Dynamic Disk
Has functions to create volumes across disks (span
volume and stripe volume) and fault-tolerant
volumes (mirror volume and RAID-5 volumes).
GPTDisk
Available on 64bit Windows.
With the disk administrator, do the followings for the selected disks.
Writing a signature in disk
To put disks under OS control, you should write signatures in the disks. The disk
administrator checks signatures on all disks at startup, and if any disk does not have a
signature a message will notify of it. Write a signature according to the messages to
be displayed.
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3.1.1.5
Partition settings
Reserve partitions on both servers for disks to be used as mirror set.
The following partitions cannot be used in a mirror set.
Dynamic Volume
Partition which is not NTFS
3.1.1.5.1
Creation of CLUSTER partition
The top partition is used as the CLUSTER partition. Reserve 1 mega byte or more as the basic
partition for it. It can be the least size that the disk administrator can create. The size must be the same
on each server.
Do not format CLUSTER partitions.
3.1.1.5.2
Creation of user partition
A partition that is available to the user is also required. Create a partition that is appropriate for the
target applications. The size of partitions should be the same on all servers.
User partition areas should be formatted by NTFS.
3.1.1.5.3
Assignment of drive letter
Assign a drive letter to the created partitions. However, there is no need to assign a drive letter to
CLUSTER partitions.
Assign the same drive letter to both server.
Below is the image of disk administrator.
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3.1.1.6
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER settings
If there is NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER/ActiveRecoveryManager 4.0-4.2 system on the
sane LAN, you should confirm the version of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER on the same
LAN is either of followings in the [Server Info.]. If your version is neither of them,
you should apply the RUR or update to NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER on the same LAN
before installing this software.
- NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER/ActiveRecoveryManager 4.0f or above
- NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER/ActiveRecoveryManager 4.1c or above
- NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER/ActiveRecoveryManager 4.29 or above
You can confirm the version of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server installed in each
server in [Server properties] - [Information] from NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER
Manager.
If the following NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER software program is running on the same LAN, you
should perform cluster shutdown to NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER systems on the same LAN to
stop before creating clusters with this software.
- NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER/ ActiveRecoveryManager 3.0 or earlier
Right after creating clusters with this software, you should do the followings.
Change the port number that is used by the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER server of this software to a
different one from those used by other NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER systems on the same LAN.
(Change the port numbers on the interconnect tabs of both servers’ properties with NEC
EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager.)
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3.1.2
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server installation
Installation must be performed by a user who has Administrator authority.
<Note>
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server must be installed in parallel at two servers.
First, install " NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server " for the first server according
to the procedure described in steps A to O below.
Then, install " NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server " for the second server
according to the procedure described in steps A to F and P to V.
Follow the procedures the W through Y on the following pages after
installing this on both servers.
A.
Insert the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER CD in the CD-ROM drive. If the Setup
menu of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER does not automatically start up, start the
menu.exe on the CR-ROM from [Run…] of [Start] menu or by other means.
B.
The setup menu of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER is displayed.
EXPRESSCLUSTER for Windows].
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Click the [NEC
C.
The NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER setup menu for Windows will appear.
[NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER LE for Windows Ver7.0].
D.
The dialog box below will be displayed. Click the [Next] on this dialog box.
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Click
E.
A window to enter user information will appear. Enter the [User name] and
[Company name], and click the [Next] on this window.
F.
A window appears to specify an installation folder. If you want to change the
folder, click the [Browse…], change the folder and click the [Next] on this
window.
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G.
3Typically
A dialog box appears for selecting the port number required for communications
with the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager. If you want to change the
number, select a value (from 0 to 65535) that does not conflict with port numbers
currently in use by the system.3
1.
Use this window to change the manager side port number for communications
with the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager via UDP. Click the [Next] on
this dialog box.
2.
Use this window to change the server side port number for communications
with the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager via TCP. Click the [Next] on this
dialog box.
port numbers in use are set in “%SystemRoot%¥System32¥drivers¥etc¥SERVICES”. Use
the default value if there is no special reason.
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3.
Use this window to change the server side port number for communications
with the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager via UDP. Click the [Next] on
this dialog box.
4.
Use this window to change the server side port number for communications by
the log collector tool via TCP. Click the [Next] on this dialog box.
[ Notes ]
An SNMP error message “armlog.dll was not found” may pop up hereafter. This
will not affect on installation processes. Click the [OK] and continue the processes.
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H.
A window to confirm the entered user information appears. If the information is
correct, click the [Next] on this dialog box.
The following steps from I through O describe how to set up the first server. For the
second server, go to the step P.
I.
After a copy gauge is displayed, a dialog box asks if the server you are setting up
is the first or second one. Select the first and click the [Next] on this dialog box.
J.
A dialog box to select a disk to be mirrored appears. Select a disk and click the
[Next] on this dialog box.
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K.
A dialog box appears to select an IP address for mirror disk connect. Select an IP
address and click the [Next] on this dialog box. Do not select the IP address for
public LAN.
L.
A dialog box appears to select an IP address for mirror disk connect for backup.
Select an IP address and click the [Next] on this dialog box. If you do not want
to specify one, select [Nothing]. Do not select the IP address for public LAN.
M.
A dialog box lists the selected disks to be mirrored and the IP addresses for
mirror disk connect. If settings are correct, click the [Next] on this dialog box.
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N.
After the modules have been copied, a dialog box tells you the first server has
successfully set up. Click the [Next] on this dialog box.
O.
The following dialog box appears. Do not change the settings and set up NEC
EXPRESSCLUSTER Server at the second server.
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The following steps from P through V describe how to set up the second server. Set up the
second server after you have set up the first one according to steps from A through O.
P.
After a copy gauge is displayed, a dialog box asks if the server you are setting up
is the first or second one. Select the [Second server] and click the [Continue]
button.
Q.
A dialog box asks you to enter the name of first server. Enter the computer
name for the first server and click the [Next] on this dialog box.
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R.
A dialog box appears to select a disk to be mirrored. Select a disk and click the
[Next] on this dialog box. At this time, confirm that the drive letter is the same
as the first server.
S.
A dialog box appears to select an IP address for mirror disk connect. Select an
IP address and click the [Next] on this dialog box. Do not select the IP address
for public LAN.
T.
A dialog box appears to select an IP address for mirror disk connect for backup.
Select an IP address and click the [Next] on this dialog box. If you do not want
to specify one, select [Nothing]. Do not select the IP address for public LAN.
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4
U.
A dialog box lists the selected disks to be mirrored and the IP addresses for
mirror disk connect. If settings are correct, click the [Next] on this dialog box.
V.
After the modules have been copied, a dialog box tells you the second server has
successfully set up. Click the [Finish] on this dialog box to quit the setup4.
It may take several minutes to complete the setup. Please wait.
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W.
Click the [OK] on the dialog box of “Do not shut down this server until the setup
of the second server is completed.” for the first server, and quit the setups for
both servers. Restart the server after you have registered the license.
X.
Start “License Manager” from NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Setup menu on the first
server to register the license of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER. See Chapter 1 “NEC
EXPRESSCLUSTER License Manager” of “System Construction Guide / GUI
Reference” for details to register the license.
Y.
Restart the both servers.
That’s all to install NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server. Restart the servers and
go to Section 3.1.3 to create mirroring disks.
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3.1.3
Creation of disk mirror set
After installing NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server at both servers, you must then create the disk mirror
set.
Create the disk mirror set according to the procedure described in steps A to E below.
A.
From either of the servers, start up “Easy Mirror Creator” from the Start menu.
B.
When the Easy Mirror Creator is started, the following window will appear.
Select the copy source from the local server or the remote server on the [Copy Source Disk]
and click the [OK].
C.
The copy source confirmation dialog box will appear. If the copy source and copy
destination are correct, click the “OK” button. When the “OK” button is clicked, disk
mirror set construction will begin.
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3.1.4
D.
A progress bar will be displayed while the mirror set is being constructed. Wait until this
process is completed.
E.
Now, the disk mirror set construction is completed.
If you want to use FastSync Option, see Section 3.1.4 “FastSync Option
F.
” for details to install it before restarting the server.
If not, go to Section 3.1.7 "After installation”.
If you want to install the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager on the server, see
Section 3.2 for details of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager Installation before
rebooting the server as described in Sections 3.1.4 "FastSync Option
G.
" and 3.1.7 " After installation”.
FastSync Option
3.1.4.1 Before installation
Follow the setup procedures below to install “FastSync Option”.
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Is the operating environment in place?
FastSync Option Operating Environment
Hardware
Every Server on which NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER LE/LX for
Windows Ver7.0 can execute.
OS
case of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER LE :
Windows® 2000 Server / Advanced Server
Windows® Server 2003, Standard Edition
Windows® Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
case of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER LX :
Windows® Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for 64 bits
Required memory
1.0MB
Disk capacity
0KB
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Has NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER LE/LX for Windows Ver7.0 been installed already?
To install FastSync Option, NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER LE/LX for Windows Ver7.0 must
have been installed already. If NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER LE/LX for Windows Ver7.0
doesn’t exist, it is impossible to setup FastSync Option.
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Are both cluster servers running?
Both cluster servers need to be running for setting up of FastSync Option.
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3.1.4.2 FastSync Option installation
Installation of FastSync Option must be performed by a user who has Administrator authority. Follow the
procedures the A through G on the following pages on both servers.
A.
Select [start]-[program]-[NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server]-[License Manager] at
the server on which NEC ExpressCluster server has been installed.
B.
Push [Registration] button.
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C.
Push [Licence item is inputted] button.
D.
Select “product version” from “Product classification” list, and “NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER
FastSync(TM) Option for Windows Ver7.0” from “Product information” menu, and then
click the [Next] button.
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E.
Fill in the serial number and the license key written on the License Sheet, and
click the [NEXT] button.
[CAUTION]
Fill in different serial number and license key on each server.
“NEC ExpressCluster FastSync Option for Windows Ver7.0” would not work if you input same
serial number and license key into both servers.
F.
Confirm the register information, and click the [Next] button.
G.
Make sure that the message “The license was registered.” is displayed.
Now installation of FastSync Option has been finished.
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3.1.4.3
Precautions on functions of FastSync Option
Functions of FastSync Option can make the mirror creation faster if there is difference data between
mirror set. Therefore, it will not be faster in the following cases;
When creating a mirror with created mirror set for the first time.
This is equivalent to the 100 % difference. The next and following mirror creations will be faster
after the first one is successfully completed.
When creating a mirror before reboot after setup of FastSync Option
FastSync Option is not enabled before reboot even if you have set it up. The next and following
mirror creations will be faster after this one is successfully completed.
When creating a mirror with discrepant mirror set at setup of FastSync Option
FastSync Option cannot create difference data if there is a discrepancy in mirror set from the
beginning when FastSync Option is enabled. The next and following mirror creations will be faster
after this one is successfully completed.
When creating a mirror in the process of recovery after both servers went down.
FastSync Option cannot make the mirror creation faster because correctness of difference data is not
guaranteed. The next and following mirror creations will be faster after this one is successfully
completed.
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3.1.5
Setup of Exchange2000 Support Kit R1.0
Perform the following steps to set up the “Exchange2000 Support Kit R1.0”.
3.1.5.1
Before installation
Verify followings on the server you want to set up “Exchange2000 Support Kit R1.0”.
* Is the operating environment in place?
“Exchange2000 Support Kit R1.0” is executable on the following environment.
Exchange2000 Support Kit R1.0’s requirement
Hardware
Any server where NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER SE/EE/LE for
Windows Ver7.0 can run.
OS
Windows® 2000 Advanced Server (SP3 or above)
Required memory
12 Mega bytes
Disk capacity
12 Mega bytes
* The Service Pack of Windows® 2000 Advanced Server should be installed.
Before setting up Exchange2000 Support Kit R1.0, you should install the Service Pack of
Windows® 2000 Advanced Server.
When you installed Windows® 2000 Advanced Server from CD that includes Service Pack 3 or later,
you should install Service Pack again after Windows® 2000 Advanced Server is installed.
* NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Ver7.0 should be installed.
Before setting up Exchange2000 Support Kit R1.0, you should install NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER
Ver7.0 Server. Otherwise, you cannot set up Exchange2000 Support Kit R1.0.
* All servers in a cluster system should be running.
You should set up Exchange2000 Support Kit R1.0 on all servers in a cluster system.
3.1.5.2
Order of installation
You can set up Exchange2000 Support Kit R1.0 after installing NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Ver7.0.
However, note that functions of Exchange2000 Support Kit R1.0 are enabled when all servers are
restarted after setup.
* New setup together with NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Ver7.0
Install NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Ver7.0 on all servers.
(1)
Reboot all servers after installation.
(2)
Cluster shutdown is not required because the cluster is not generated yet.
Shut down and reboot them from Start menu.
Set up Exchange2000 Support Kit R1.0 on all servers as described in Section 3.1.5.3.
(3)
Reboot all servers once again.
(4)
Cluster shutdown is not required because the cluster is not generated yet.
Shut down and reboot them from Start menu.
Hereafter, you can generate a cluster for NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Ver7.0.
(5)
* Setup in NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Ver7.0 already in operation
Set up Exchange2000 Support Kit R1.0 on all servers as described in Section 3.1.5.3.
(1)
Reboot all servers. Shutdown and reboot the cluster from NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER
(2)
Manager if the cluster is normal. Shutdown and reboot it from Start menu if the cluster is not
normal.
Restore the cluster if necessary.
(3)
* Reinstall on one server
Reinstall NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Ver7.0.
(1)
Reboot the server on which it has been installed.
(2)
Cluster shutdown is not required because the cluster is not generated yet.
Shut down and reboot them from Start menu.
Set up Exchange2000 Support Kit R1.0 as described in Section 3.1.5.3 on the server you want
(3)
to install NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Ver7.0.
Reboot the server after setup.
(4)
Cluster shutdown is not required.
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(5)
3.1.5.3
Shut down and reboot it from Start menu.
Perform the server replacement procedures of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Ver7.0 after
starting it.
Installation
Installation must be performed by an administrator or by a user who has Administrator authority.
3.1.5.4
(1)
Insert the floppy disk labeled “NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Exchange2000 Support Kit Setup
Disk” and start the Setup.exe .
(2)
“NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Exchange2000 Support Kit Setup” is started, and the
setup dialog appears. Click [Next] on this dialog box.
(3)
A dialog box appears to show the user and company names who has installed
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server. Click [OK].
(4)
When the setup is completed, a “Completed” window appears.
Click [Complete].
Precautions on Exchange2000 Support Kit R1.0 functions
* Reversing updates
Once you have set up Exchange2000 Support Kit R1.0, never reverse updates you have applied to
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER before setup. Otherwise, NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER system may not
function normally.
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3.1.5.5
After installation
Make following settings on all servers.
* Settings of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server service
The default value by installation for the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server service is [manual]
startup. Reset it to [automatic] startup.
* Settings of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Resource Monitor service
The default value by installation for the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Resource Monitor service is
[local system account] logon. Reset it to [account] logon. This account should belong to Domain
Admins security group, or should have access right of Exchange administrator (Full).
The startup type is set to [manual]. Never set it to [automatic].
* Install Exchange2000.
See “System Construction Guide/ [For PP]” for details to install Exchange2000.
Setup of the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server is now completed. By restarting server, you can
“Create Cluster”.
Before you “Create Cluster”, you should set up “NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager” on the
management client.
See Section 3.2“NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager Setup” for details to set up “NEC
EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager”.
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3.1.6
Setup of Exchange Server Support Kit R2.0
Perform the following steps to set up the “Exchange Server Support Kit R2.0”.
3.1.6.1
Before installation
Verify followings on the server you want to set up “Exchange Server Support Kit R2.0”.
* Is the operating environment in place?
“Exchange Server Support Kit R2.0” is executable on the following environment.
Exchange Server Support Kit R2.0’s requirement
Hardware
Any server where NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER SE/EE/LE for
Windows Ver7.0 can run
OS
Windows® 2000 Advanced Server (SP4 or above)
Windows® Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
Required memory
12 Mega bytes
Disk capacity
12 Mega bytes
* The Service Pack of Windows® 2000 Advanced Server should be installed?
Before setting up Exchange Server Support Kit R2.0, you should install the Service Pack of
Windows® 2000 Advanced Server.
When you installed Windows® 2000 Advanced Server from CD that includes Service Pack 4 or later,
you should install Service Pack again after Windows® 2000 Advanced Server is installed.
* NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER SE/EE/LE for Windows Ver7.0 should be installed?
Before setting up Exchange Server Support Kit R2.0, you should install NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER
SE/EE/LE for Windows Ver7.0 Server. Otherwise, you cannot set up Exchange Server Support Kit
R2.0.
* Is NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER SE/EE/LE for Windows Ver7.0 the revision 7.05 or newer?
To support Exchange Server Support Kit R2.0, the revision of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER SE/EE/LE
for Windows Ver7.0 should be 7.05 (e.g., UpdateFD CPRO-NT070-05) or newer. If your NEC
EXPRESSCLUSTER SE/EE/LE for Windows Ver7.0 is the revision 7.04 (e.g., UpdateFD
CPRO-NT070-04) or earlier, apply the Update. You can confirm the revision from NEC
EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager’s Server Properties. For how to use NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER
Manager, see a separate User’s Guide “NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER System Construction Guide
GUI Reference”.
3.1.6.2
Order of installation
You can set up Exchange Server Support Kit R2.0 after installing NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER
SE/EE/LE for Windows Ver7.0. However, note that functions of Exchange Server Support Kit R2.0 are
enabled when all servers are restarted after setup.
* New setup together with NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER SE/EE/LE for Windows Ver7.0
Install NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER SE/EE/LE for Windows Ver7.0 on all servers.
(1)
Reboot all servers after installation.
(2)
Cluster shutdown is not required because the cluster is not generated yet.
Shut down and reboot them from Start menu.
Set up Exchange Server Support Kit R2.0 on all servers as described in Section3.1.6.3.
(3)
Reboot all servers once again.
(4)
Cluster shutdown is not required because the cluster is not generated yet.
Shut down and reboot them from Start menu.
Hereafter, you can generate a cluster for NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER SE/EE/LE for Windows
(5)
Ver7.0.
* Setup in NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER SE/EE/LE for Windows Ver7.0 already in operation
Set up Exchange Server Support Kit R2.0 on all servers as described in Section3.1.6.3.
(1)
Reboot all servers. Shutdown and reboot the cluster from NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER
(2)
Manager if the cluster is normal. Shutdown and reboot it from Start menu if the cluster is not
normal.
Restore the cluster if necessary.
(3)
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* Reinstall on one server
Reinstall NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER SE/EE/LE for Windows Ver7.0.
(1)
Reboot the server on which it has been installed.
(2)
Cluster shutdown is not required because the cluster is not generated yet.
Shut down and reboot them from Start menu.
Set up Exchange Server Support Kit R2.0 as described in Section3.1.6.3. on the server you
(3)
want to install NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Ver7.0.
Reboot the server after setup.
(4)
Cluster shutdown is not required.
Shut down and reboot it from Start menu.
Perform the server replacement procedures of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER SE/EE/LE for
(5)
Windows Ver7.0 after starting it.
3.1.6.3
Installation
Installation must be performed by an administrator or by a user who has Administrator authority. Follow the
procedures the A) through M) on the following pages on all servers on which NEC ExpressCluster Server has
been installed.
A.
Select [start]-[program]-[NEC ExpressCluster Server]-[License Manager].
[For Windows® 2000]
[For Windows® Server 2003]
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B.
Push [Registration] button.
[CAUTION]
If you are running Windows® Server 2003, take out CD from your CD-ROM drive. Do
not insert any CD into your CD-ROM drive until you reboot the server. "NEC
EXPRESSCLUSTER Exchange Server Support Kit R2.0" would not install successfully
if you insert CD into your CD-ROM drive.
C.
Push [Licence item is inputted] button.
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D.
Select “product version” from “Product classification” list, and “NEC ExpressCluster
Exchange Server Support Kit R2.0” from “Product information” menu, and then click the
[Next] button.
E.
Fill in the serial number and the license key written on the License Sheet, and click the
[NEXT] button.
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[CAUTION]
Fill in different serial number and license key on each server. “NEC
EXPRESSCLUSTER Exchange Server Support Kit R2.0” would not work if you input
same serial number and license key into both servers.
F.
Confirm the register information, and click the [Next] button.
G.
Click the [Next] button.
H.
Select "Exchange Server" on which you want to use, and click the [Next] button.
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[CAUTION]
If you are running Windows® Server 2003, you cannot select "Exchange 2000 Enterprise
Server".
I.
Click the [Exit] button.
[CAUTION]
If you are running Windows® Server 2003, a protection message appears. This message
is not a concern. Continue installation in the condition as displayed.
J.
Make sure that the message “The license was registered.” is displayed, and click the [OK]
button.
K.
Click the [OK] button.
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L.
Perform the following steps to set up [NEC ExpressCluster Resource Monitor] account.
1. From the Start menu, point [Administrator Tools], and then click [Services].
2. Right-click the [NEC ExpressCluster Resource Monitor], click [Properties], and then
click the [Log On] tab.
3. Select [This Account], enter the user name, password, and then tap [OK].
This account should belong to Domain Admins security group, or should have access right of
Exchange administrator (Full). The startup type is set to [manual]. Never set it to [automatic].
M.
If you are running Windows® 2000 Advanced Server, Perform the following steps to set up
disk performance counter settings.
1. From the Start menu, point [Accessories], and then click [Command Prompt].
2. Run "diskperf –n".
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[CAUTION]
If you are running Windows® Server 2003, this step is not required.
3.1.6.4
Precautions on Exchange Server Support Kit R2.0
* Reversing updates
Once you have set up Exchange Server Support Kit R2.0, never reverse updates you have applied to
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER before setup. Otherwise, NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER system may not
function normally.
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3.1.7
After installation
Make the following settings on the both servers after disk mirror set creation is completed.
Confirm that the drive letter has not changed from the one used before mirror set creation.
If it has been changed, you should change it again to the one used before with the Windows disk
administrator.5
After you have changed it, you should restart the server and confirm it again.
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server service setting
The default value by the installation for the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server service is [Manual]
startup. Change it to [Automatic] startup.6
Setup of the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server is now completed. Reboot the server to enable the
cluster creation.
You should set up NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager on the management client to “create cluster”.
See Section 3.2.2 for details to set up the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager.
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6
Do this from the “Disk management” on Windows® 2000.
Verify the drive letter is the same as the one used before mirror creation before changing the default.
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3.2
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager Setup
3.2.1
Before installation
Check the followings before setting up the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager on a management client.
- Is the operating environment in place?
The NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager runs under the following environment:
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager Operating Environment
OS
Windows® 98
Windows® Me
Windows® XP Home Edition / Professional
(except compatible mode)
Windows NT® 4.0
Windows® 2000 (except Datacenter Server)
Windows® Server 2003, Standard Edition
Windows® Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
Windows® Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for 64bits
Required memory
18.0 MB
Disk capacity
33.0 MB
- Is the TCP/IP protocol installed?
To use the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager, TCP/IP protocol should be installed on OS. If the
TCP/IP protocol is not installed, you must install it first.
- NEC ESMPRO Manager should be installed.
If you want to use “NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager” together with NEC ESMPRO Manager, you
should install “NEC ESMPRO Manager” first and then “NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager”.
You can monitor the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER status via WWW. To do so, you should set up Web Service
as a Web server. Web Service can be set up from NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager. Check the
followings before setting up Web Service.
- Is the operating environment in place?
Web Service runs under the following environment.
Web Service Operating Environment
OS
Windows® XP Home Edition / Professional
(except compatible mode)
Windows NT® 4.0
Windows® 2000 (except Datacenter Server)
Windows® Server 2003, Standard Edition
Windows® Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
Windows® Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for 64bits
Required memory
4.0 MB
Disk capacity
10.0 MB
- Is the TCP/IP protocol installed?
To use Web Service, the TCP/IP protocol should be installed on OS.
installed, you must install it first before setting up Web Service.
If the TCP/IP protocol is not
- Has an HTTP server been installed?
Since Web Service has its own HTTP server functions, you do not need to install it.
It is recommended to prepare separate terminals for Web service since NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER
cannot be managed via WWW from other client terminals while Web Service has not been started up.
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3.2.2
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager installation
Installation must be performed by a user who has Administrator authority at Windows NT®, Windows®
2000, Windows® XP or Windows® Server 2003.
A.
Insert the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER CD in the CD-ROM drive. If the Setup
menu of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER does not automatically start up, start the
menu.exe on the CR-ROM from [Run…] of [Start] menu or by other means.
B.
The setup menu of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER is displayed.
EXPRESSCLUSTER for Windows].
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Click the [NEC
C.
The NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER setup menu for Windows will appear. Click the
[NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager for Windows Ver7.0].
D.
The dialog box below will be displayed. Click the [Next] on this dialog box.
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E.
A window to enter user information will appear. Enter the [User name] and
[Company name], and click the [Next] on this window.
F.
A window appears to specify an installation folder. If you want to change the
folder, click the [Browse…], change the folder and click the [Next] on this
window.
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G.
7Typically,
A dialog box appears for selecting the port numbers required for communications
with the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server and communications between
modules of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager. If you want to change the
number, select a value (from 0 to 65535) that does not conflict with port numbers
currently in use by the system7.
1.
Use this window to change the port number for communications via TCP
between NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager modules. Click the [Next] on
this dialog box.
2.
Use this window to change the manager side port number for communications
with the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server via UDP. Click the [Next] on this
dialog box.
port numbers in use is set in “%SystemRoot%¥'System32¥drivers¥etc¥SERVICES”. Use
the default value if there is no special reason.
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3.
Use this window to change the server side port number for communications
with the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server via TCP. Click the [Next] on this
dialog box.
4.
Use this window to change the server side port number for communications
with the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server via UDP. Click the [Next] on this
dialog box.
5.
Use this window to change the server side port number for communications by
the log collector tool via TCP. Click the [Next] on this dialog box.
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H.
A window to confirm the entered information appears.
correct, click the [Next] on this dialog box.
If the information is
I.
A window asks if you want to set up Web Service. To use Web Service, click the
“Yes” button.
* This window does not appear for Windows 98 or Windows Me.
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J.
If you click the "Yes" button in step G, The Web Service setup screen will appear.
Enter each item as necessary. When you have finished entering the settings,
click the "OK" button to complete the Web Service setup.
*
Data storage directory
Specify the directory path for storing Hypertext data.
- To use the Web Service's built-in HTTP server function, use the default value.
- To use a separate HTTP server application, change the directory to correspond to the
HTTP server application's setting. If you click the "Browse" button, a directory tree
from which you can specify a directory will appear.
*
Automatic update interval for display information
Specify the interval for automatically reloading data in order to update the information
displayed in the browser to the latest information.
- If the update interval is set to a smaller value, the information changes will be
reflected in the browser display in a manner that is closer to real time, but the load on
the HTTP server and network will increase.
- If the update interval is set to a larger value, it will take longer for the information
changes to be reflected in the browser display, but the load on the HTTP server and
network will decrease.
Adjust this value according to the number of clients, the performance of the HTTP
server machine, and the performance of the network.
*
HTTP server function
Use this area to set up the HTTP server function that is built into the Web Manager.
- "Use" or "Not use"
Select whether or not to use the built-in HTTP server function.
The following items are valid only when the built-in HTTP server function is to be
used.
- "Port number"
Specify the TCP/IP port number to be used by the built-in HTTP server.
- "Number of threads"
Specify the number of threads for the built-in HTTP server.
+ If a larger value is set for the number of threads, a greater number of requests
can be processed at one time, but the consumption of resources such as CPU and
memory will increase.
+ If a smaller value is set for the number of threads, a smaller number of
requests can be processed at one time, but the consumption of resources such as
CPU and memory will decrease.
+ Adjust this value according to the number of clients and the performance of the
HTTP server machine.
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K.
The NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager setup completion window will appear.
To use the Web service, change the startup settings of ActiveRecoveryManager Web Service to
"Automatic." In the case of Window XP, Windows 2000 or Window Server 2003, select [Program] [Management Tool] - [Service] to make the settings; in the case of Windows NT, select [Service] on the
[Control Panel].
This completes the setup of the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager. To enable the setup settings, reboot
the system.
After NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager setup has completed, do the followings.
- When constructing a cluster
Go to Section 3.2.3
- When starting NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager operations (after constructing the
cluster)
Perform “cluster registration” so that NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager can manage
the cluster. For details, refer to the “NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER System Construction
Guide / GUI Reference”
- When installing Web Service
you should do cluster registration and others for a cluster that will be monitored by Web
Manager. For details, refer to the “NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER System Construction
Guide / GUI Reference”
- When make settings for NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager and the Web service
If you make settings of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager and the Web service on
Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows Server 2003, you have to log on as
an administrator.
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3.2.3
Create cluster
In order to run the servers you have set up “NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server” as a cluster system,
you perform the “Create Cluster” with “NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager” from the management
client.
A.
Start up the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager from the Start Menu.
B.
Select the [Cluster]-[Create cluster].
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C.
Select the server on which you want to create a cluster.
Choose NEC ExpressCluster Lite!/LE/LX.
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D.
Specifiy the Servers.
1.
Click on the “Add (A)” button to display a window where you specify a server.
2.
Enter the server name and IP address of the server to be added to the cluster.
3.
By clicking “Search (T)”, a window is displayed to look up available servers. Click
the [OK] to start the search.
When the search is completed, a list of found servers is displayed. Select 2 servers
from the list
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E.
Specify the Cluster information.
Restrictions of “cluster name”, “group name” and “Virtual computer name” are as follows;
Up to 15 characters are allowed for the cluster name.
The group name is automatically applied to the virtual computer name.
Allowed characters for cluster names and group names are 1-byte alphanumeric characters
(case-insensitive), hyphen (-) and underbar (_). Name collision with other clusters is not
allowed if a client or manager accesses cluster and group names in multiple clusters.
Do not use a DOS physical device name for the group name/cluster name.
Group name/cluster name are case-insensitive.
The group names are applied to virtual computer names. Do not use existing computer names.
Details of “Floating IP” are as follows;
This setting is optional. If no setting is required, this field can be left blank.
For details, see “NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Construction Guide / System Design”.
“Server selection
If a management client has only a network address within the scope to look up servers, available
servers to configure a cluster system within the scope are listed here. Leave two servers from
which you want to create a cluster in this list.
“Up” and “Down”
The cluster server priorities are determined according to the order in this list.
If you select a server and click the “Up” button, that server will rise to a higher priority order
position in the list.
If you select a server and click the “Down” button, that server will drop to a lower priority order
position in the list.
“Add”
This button adds servers.
“Delete”
This button deletes servers.
When the settings are completed, click the [Next (N)>] button.
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F.
Make settings for cluster properties.
- If you want to change the heartbeat timeout between servers, enter a value.
- If you want to change the setting of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER time synchronization
function, select a setting.
See “System Construction Guide / GUI Reference” for details.
Click the [Next] on this dialog box after you have made settings.
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G.
You make settings for scripts.
To edit the start script, select START.BAT and click the [Edit].
The editor for editing scripts will start up.
To edit the stop script, select STOP.BAT and click the [Edit].
The editor for editing scripts will start up.
To create a new script, click the [Create New].
The editor for editing scripts will start up.
The created script file will be used, for example, as a script that is called from the start script.
To set a script timeout interval, enter a time value.
This is the maximum time of period for executing the script.
See “System Construction Guide / System Design (Advanced)” and “System Construction Guide / GUI
Reference” for details.
When you click the “Finish” button, cluster generation will begin.
You can change the settings of scripts on the group property’s settings
window even after you have created a cluster.
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H.
The process to create cluster starts now. Wait for a while.
If you see OKs on the right side as shown in the above image and the [OK] button is enabled,
the cluster is successfully created.
The add server processing and create group processing are automatically performed during
this process.
If
you see any NG on the right side, it indicates the failure of creation process.
右側の表示が「NG」の場合はその課程で失敗しており、クラスタ生成は中
The
cluster is not created. Follow the error messages to be displayed.
断されています。エラーメッセージにしたがって対処してください。
I.
The tree view as shown below will list clusters and servers you have created.
If a cluster icon is yellow in this window, it indicates a possible interconnect
error. Verify connected cables and devices.
In some cases, you need to change the option values (Communication timeout and Retry count) of
Mirror disk administrator. Please change them according to your environment. For details, refer
to the “NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER System Construction Guide/ GUI Reference”.
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3.3
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client Setup
3.3.1
Before installation
Check the followings before setting up the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client on a application client.
- Is the operating environment in place?
The NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client runs under the following environment:
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server Operating Environment
OS
Windows® 98
Windows® Me
Windows® XP Home Edition / Professional (except compatible
mode)
Windows NT® 4.0
Windows® 2000 (except Datacenter Server)
Windows® Server 2003, Standard Edition
Windows® Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
Required memory
5.0 MB
Disk capacity
2.5 MB
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3.3.2
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client installation
Installation must be performed by a user who has Administrator authority at Windows NT®, Windows®
2000, Windows® XP or Windows® Server 2003.
A.
Insert the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER CD in the CD-ROM drive. If the Setup
menu of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER does not automatically start up, start the
menu.exe on the CR-ROM from [Run…] of [Start] menu or by other means.
B.
The setup menu of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER is displayed.
EXPRESSCLUSTER for Windows].
C.
The NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER setup menu for Windows will appear. Click the
[NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client for Windows Ver7.0].
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Click the [NEC
D.
The dialog box below will be displayed. Click the [Next] on this dialog box.
E.
A window to enter user information will appear. Enter the [User name] and
[Company name], and click the [Next] on this window.
F.
A window appears to specify an installation folder. If you want to change the
folder, click the [Browse…], change the folder and click the [Next] on this
window.
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G.
A window to confirm the entered information appears.
correct, click the [Next] on this dialog box.
If the information is
Copying of the modules associated with the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client
will begin.
H.
A window tells you that NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client has successfully been
set up.
I.
If you have installed “NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client” on Windows®98, you must add
“<InstallPath>¥ARMCL” to the environment variable PATH.
For example, if you installed it on C:¥Program Files¥ESMARM, add the following line to
AUTOEXEC.BAT
SET PATH="C:¥Program Files¥ESMARM¥ARMCL";%PATH%
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J.
If you installed “NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client” on Windows Me,
<InstallPath>¥ARMCL to the environment variable PATH by the following steps:
add
1. Select [Start]-[Programs]-[Accessories]-[System Tools] to open [System Information].
K.
2.
When “Microsoft Help and Support” window appears, select [Tools] and then [System
Setting Utility].
3.
In the “System Setting Utility” dialog box, select [PATH] in the [Environment] tab and
click the [Edit] button.
4.
When the “Variable Editing” dialog box appears, enter <InstallPath>¥ARMCL in the
variable “PATH”.
For example, if you installed the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER client in C:¥Program
Files¥ESMARM, add “C:¥Program Files¥ESMARM¥ARMCL” in the variable
Reboot the system.
“NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client” setup has been completed now.
Go to Section 3.3.3.
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3.3.3
Application Client configuration
To monitor NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server status and view it on a popup window on the application client,
you must edit the setting file of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client in accordance with the operating
environment. When you install the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client, the Client Configuration is registered
to an icon or the Startup Menu.
Double-click “Client Configuration” to edit the settings.
The following items must be set during “client configuration”.
Cluster name
Names of all servers belonging to the cluster
IP address of Public-LAN of each server
UDP port number at server
Add lines below the line of ##### cluster section ##### in the setup file. First, specify @ followed by the
cluster name. Then, specify server information of a server per line from the next line. For the server
information, specify a leading % followed by the server name, a colon (:), the IP address of the server’s
Public-LAN, a colon (:), and the UDP port number at the server. No blank line is allowed between the cluster
name and server information lines. The line following the cluster server information should be a blank line.
(Sample settings)
@CLUSTER1
%SERVER1:10.0.0.1:20006
%SERVER2:10.0.0.2:20006
(Lines beginning with “#” are comments.)
For details about client configuration, refer to the “NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER System Construction Guide /
System Design (Advanced)”.
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(File specification example)
Cluster name : CLUSTER Server : ARMSERVER1, ARMSERVER2, and ARMSERVER3
#############################################################################
#
#
#
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER armcl.exe configuration file
#
#
#
#
Note: This file is the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client setup
#
#
file. To change its settings, refer to the manual
#
#
#
#############################################################################
##
##
## & protocol (MAILSLOT or UDP)
## $ UDP Port NO
## ! log level (1 .. 5)
## * log size
## : other options
##
## @ clustername
## % serverinfo(name:IP:PORT)
##
##### protocol #####
#&MAILSLOT
&UDP
##### Port NO #####
$20007
##### log level (0 .. 5) #####
!2
##### log size (bytes) #####
*65536
##### options #####
#Client Module Update Mode (0:disable, 1:enable, 2:auto)
:UPDATE=1
#Watch Network Mode (0:disable, 1:enable)
:WATCHNETWORK=1
#Polling Interval (sec)
:POLLING=30
#Network down detection timeout (sec)
:NETWORKTIMEOUT=180
##### cluster section #####
@CLUSTER1
%ARMSERVER1:10.0.0.1:20006
%ARMSERVER2:10.0.0.2:20006
%ARMSERVER3:10.0.0.3:20006
##### end armclcfg.txt #####
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4
Upgrade Old Versions of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER
4.1
Upgrading NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server
First of all, see the following precautions.
<Precautions>
- You can upgrade Ver6.0 of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER to Ver7.0. You cannot upgrade it from
Ver5.0 or earlier to Ver7.0.
- To upgrade Ver6.0 to Ver7.0, you need to have the license and installation media (NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER
CD R2.0 or newer) for each product of Ver7.0.
- If you changed scripts before upgrading, be sure to reflect the updated scripts in the cluster by
shutting down and rebooting the cluster.
- If you changed settings from properties of servers or clusters right before upgrading, be sure to
reflect the changes in the cluster by shutting down and rebooting the cluster before starting
installation.
Do the followings for all servers within a cluster.
A. Before stopping NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER, confirm that the cluster status is normal for
all servers that are running as a cluster.
Set [How to start up] of “NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server” and “NEC
EXPRESSCLUSTER LogCollector” services to [Manual].
B. Perform “Shut down cluster” from NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager.
Then, make sure that programs using the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER API will not start
up when all servers are rebooted.
In some cases, you may need to quit the programs or stop the services if all of the
following NEC products are installed.
- Network Manager
C. Stop the SNMP service.
D. Install NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server.
through V are not required.
See Section 3.1 for details.
Steps from J
E. Set the “How to start up” of “NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server” and “NEC
EXPRESSCLUSTER Log Collector” services to [Automatic].
F.
Reboot the system.
G. That’s all for upgrading NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server.
Next, upgrade NEC
EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager and NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client next.
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4.2
Upgrading NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager
Upgrade NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager according to the following procedure.
A.
Stop NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager.
B.
Stop the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager service if the management client runs on
Windows NT®, Windows® 2000, Windows® XP or Windows® Server 2003.
C.
Install NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager. See Section 3.2 for details.
D.
Reboot the system.
E.
Start up NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager.
4.3
Upgrading NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client
Upgrade NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client according to the following procedure.
A.
Stop NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client
B.
Stop the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client service if the management client runs on
Windows NT®, Windows® 2000, Windows® XP or Windows® Server 2003.
C.
If you are using “armclnd”, delete it from the startup group.
D.
Install NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client. See Section 3.3 for details.
If you install it in the same directory as the old version, all information can be passed.
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5
OS Upgrades
5.1
Upgrade Windows®2000 to Windows® Server 2003
You cannot upgrade Windows® 2000 to Windows® Server 2003 if NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server is installed.
Uninstall NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server before upgrading to Windows® 2003.
For systems where NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server version 7.05 or newer is installed, you can upgrade the
operating system by rolling upgrade. For details of rolling upgrade, see the chapter of “Rolling Upgrade” in
“System Construction Guide / Operation/Maintenance”.
5.2
Upgrade Windows98 or Me to Windows®2000 or Windows
XP
You cannot upgrade Windows95, 98 or Me to Windows 2000 or Windows XP if NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER
Manager or NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client is installed.
Uninstall NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager and NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client before upgrading to
Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
5.3
Apply Service Pack for Windows®2000
To upgrade Windows®2000 by applying Service Pack to the operating system of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER
Server, see “Windows 2000 Service Pack Usage Procedures”.
For systems where NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server version 7.05 or newer is installed, you can apply a Service
Pack by rolling upgrade.
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Uninstallation
6.1
6.1.1
Exchange2000 Support Kit R1.0 Uninstallation
Follow the procedures below to uninstall “Exchange2000 Support Kit R1.0”.
Before Uninstallation
Verify followings on the server you want to uninstall “Exchange2000 Support Kit R1.0”.
* Exchange2000 is already uninstalled.
Before uninstalling “Exchange2000 Support Kit R1.0”, you should uninstall “Exchange2000”. See
“System Construction Guide/ [For PP]” for details to uninstall “Exchange2000”.
6.1.2
Uninstallation
Uninstallation must be performed by an administrator or user who has Administrator authority.
(1)
Insert the floppy disk labeled “NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Exchange2000 Support Kit Setup
Disk” and start the Setup.exe with -u option.
(2)
“NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Exchange2000 Support Kit Setup” is started, and the setup
dialog appears. Click [Next] on the dialog box.
(3)
A dialog tells you it was uninstalled successfully.
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Click the [Finish].
6.2
Exchange Server Support Kit R2.0 Uninstallation
Follow the procedures below to uninstall “Exchange Server Support Kit R2.0”.
6.2.1
Before Uninstallation
Verify followings on the server you want to uninstall “Exchange Server Support Kit R2.0”.
* Exchange2000/2003 is already uninstalled.
Before uninstalling “Exchange Server Support Kit R2.0”, you should uninstall Exchange2000/2003.
See “System Construction Guide/ [For PP]” for details to uninstall Exchange2000/2003.
6.2.2
Uninstallation
Uninstallation must be performed by an administrator or by a user who has Administrator authority.
Follow the procedures the A) through G) on the following pages on all servers on which NEC
ExpressCluster Server has been installed.
A)
Select [start]-[program]-[NEC ExpressCluster Server]-[License Manager].
B)
Push [Deletion] button.
C)
Fill in the license key registered, and then click the [Next] button.
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D)
Click the [OK] button.
E)
Click the [Exit] button.
F)
Make sure that the message “The license was deleted.” is displayed, and click the [OK] button.
G)
Click the [Exit] button.
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6.3
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server Uninstallation
Uninstallation must be performed by a user who has Administrator authority.
* Is Exchange2000 Support Kit R1.0 uninstalled?
Before uninstalling NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server, you should uninstall Exchange2000 Support Kit R1.0.
See “6.1 Exchange2000 Support Kit R1.0 Uninstallation” for details to uninstall it.
To uninstall the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server, use the following procedure. Uninstallation deletes the entire
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server environment, including scripts. To reuse scripts, save them before
uninstallation, then register the saved script after performing cluster generation from the NEC
EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager following your subsequent setup of the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server.
Save a script by the following procedure:
1. Before uninstallation, reference the current script and back it up by saving it und
er a different file name. Use the group priority of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER M
anager to make the backup.
2. After you have set up NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server again and generated a c
luster or added server from NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager, you can register
the backup script from [Groups] – [Properties].
Uninstall the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server by the following procedure:
A. Set the following services to "manual".
- NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server
- NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Log Collector
- NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Mirror Disk Agent
B. Reboot the system.
At this time, make sure that programs using the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER API do not
start up.
In case the NEC-made product listed below is installed on the same server,
termination of the program or stopping of the service may be necessary.
- Network Manager
C. Stop the SNMP service.
D. If the OS is Windows® 2000, open [Control Panel] - [Add/Remove Programs].
If the OS is Windows® Server 2003, open [Control Panel] - [Add or Remove
Programs]
E. Select “NEC ExpressCluster Server” from the “Currently installed programs” list,
and then click “Change/Remove” button.
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F.
Setup dialog of “NEC ExpressCluster” appears. Select “Remove”, and click the
[Next] button.
G. A confirmation dialog box will appear asking about the media sense function.
Click either button.
H. After uninstallation, reboot the system.
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6.4
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager Uninstallation
Uninstallation must be performed by a user who has Administrator authority at Windows N
T®, Windows® 2000, Windows® XP or Windows® Server 2003.
Uninstall NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager first if you use NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Mana
ger in associate with NEC ESMPRO Manager.
Use the following procedure to uninstall the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager:
A.
Open the [Control Panel] - [Add or Remove Programs] for Windows® Server 2003.
Open the [Control Panel] - [Add/Remove Programs] otherwise.
B.
Select NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager from the [Currently installed
programs] list and click the [Change/Remove].
C.
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager’s setup window will appear.
[Remove] and click the [Next].
D.
After it has been successfully uninstalled, reboot the system.
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Select the
6.5
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client Uninstallation
Uninstallation must be performed by a user who has Administrator authority at Windows NT®, Windows®
2000, Windows® XP or Windows® Server 2003.
Use the following procedure to uninstall the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client:
A.
Set [How to start up] of “NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client” service to [Manual] if
it runs on Windows NT®, Windows® 2000, Windows® XP or Windows® Server
2003.
B.
If you are using “armclnd”, delete it from the startup group.
C.
Reboot the system.
At this time, make sure that programs using the NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER
Client API will not start up. In some cases, you may need to quit the programs
or stop the services if all of the following NEC products are installed.
- Network Manager
D.
Open the [Control Panel] - [Add or Remove Programs]for Windows® Server 2003.
Open the [Control Panel] - [Add/Remove Programs] otherwise.
E.
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Client’s setup window will appear.
[Remove] and click the [Next].
F.
After it has been successfully uninstalled, reboot the system.
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Precautions
(1)
Systems that NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager can manage
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager Ver7.0 can manage any cluster systems of
Ver5.0 or later.
(2)
Restrictions of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager are as follows;
A cluster system can consist of up to 2 servers.
One NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager can manage up to 127 cluster systems.
Up to 32 NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Manager can access a cluster system.
(3)
Relations between products
Different editions of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER products can coexist on a LAN.
You can install any NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Ver6.0 Client on a network where different
editions coexist. It will not cause any problem.
(4)
Interconnect
There must be at least 2 interconnects for a single cluster system. Up to 16 interconnects are
allowed per cluster system.
The primary interconnect cannot be a public LAN at the same time.
(5)
CLUSTER disk partitions are not displayed in the server’s resource tree. In the event of
CLUSTER disk partition connection failures, the server does not turn to yellow. However,
usually, when connections to CLUSTER partition fail, connections to switched mirror also
fail. In this case, the switched mirror disk resource will be yellow on the tree view.
Refer to the server’s event log and eliminate the fault.
(6)
After installing an NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server, you cannot change its computer name.
Be sure to decide it before installing an NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server.
(7)
If you start an application that needs a graphical user interface (GUI) from the script, select
“Allow service to interact with desktop” of NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server services on the
service setting window.
(8)
Following is the procedures to manually change the clock time of cluster system.
1. In every server, set the startup of the following NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER -related
services to [Manual]:
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server service
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER Server LogCollector service
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER MD Agent service
2. Shut down and restart the cluster.
3. Adjust the clocks so that every server indicates the same time.
4. Set the changed startup of services in the above 1 back to [Automatic].
5. From the [Start] menu, shut down and restart the system.
Note:
Verify that changing the system time will not affect on applications or database
systems before changing it.
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(9)
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER may send a large volume of data onto network because of its
natures. Therefore, you need to change adapter settings of network cards.
See “NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER System Construction Guide / System Design (Basic/Shared
Disk)” for details of settings.
Otherwise, it may cause extreme delayed I/Os to switched mirror disks, loss of mirroring or
other problems.
(10)
If a hardware error occurs or the machine is manually shut down while the mirror disk
administrator is executing a command to permit access to a switched mirror, the mirror may
become inconsistent in some cases.
In this case, you should create mirrors again.
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