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MSCS cluster cannot use disk larger than 2TB provide by S2600

Publication Date:  2012-09-20 Views:  39 Downloads:  0
Issue Description
Deploy MSCS cluster service on some site. They ask for 5TB disk provided by S2600, and make it a shared disk of MSCS cluster. When disk map to cluster server, we find that system cannot use GPT mode disk larger than 2 TB.
Alarm Information
none
Handling Process
1. Open GPT disk support based on windows 2003 server.
2. Install Microsoft patch 919117. Address: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/919117。
3. Use GPT disk initialization on 5TB disk of cluster server provided by S2600.
4. Make disk join in cluster server.
Root Cause
MSCS cluster server does not support GUID subarea list GPT disk.
Suggestions
To use GPT disk on MSCS cluster system , you need to update system to windows2003 SP1 and install Microsoft patch.

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