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Protecting Your Data : Failover Clusters : Using the Windows Cluster Administrator

Using the Windows Cluster Administrator

The Windows Cluster Administrator is a powerful and intuitive graphical user interface that allows a user with administrator privileges the ability to tailor the cluster environment. Once you open a connection to your cluster, the administrator browser displays Groups, Resources, ClusterConfiguration, and the member nodes as the primary selection objects. Each of the objects can be expanded to display their contents much like Windows Explorer. Resources can be moved from group to group simply by dragging and dropping them. For more information on using the Cluster Administrator, see your Microsoft documentation. The procedures that follow detail how to create and manage database resources with the Windows 2003 Cluster Administrator.
Note: The Cluster Administrator for Windows 2008 R2 has a very different user interface. See Windows Server 2008 R2 Cluster support with OpenEdge Windows 64-bit for a description of the changes.
Use the following to create a database resource with Cluster Administrator:
1. Open a connection to your cluster and select New > Resource for the group where you are adding the database.
2. Fill in the dialog box as follows:
a. Fill in Name with the name of the resource. The fully qualified name of the database is the recommended value.
b. Fill in Description with anything meaningful to the user.
c. Select OpenEdge Database for Resource type.
d. Group should default to the one you selected in Step 1.
e. Check Run this resource in a separate resource monitor.
3. Select the preferred node default of any node.
4. Select the disk(s) and cluster name (or IP address) as resources the database depends on.
5. Fill in the Parameters table for the database resource as follows:
a. Enter the fully qualified name of the database for Database File Spec.
b. Enter the fully qualified path to the working directory of your OpenEdge install for Working Directory.
c. Enter the name of the command to start the database for Start Command. For example, C:\Progress\OpenEdge\bin\_mprosrv. Enter only the name of the command, not the complete command line to execute.
d. Supply the options normally specified on the command line in Start Options. For example, -pf <parameter-file>.
e. Enter the command used to shutdown the database in Stop Command. For example, C:\Progress\OpenEdge\bin\proshut. Enter only the name of the command. Do NOT include the database file specification.
f. Enter the options normally used to shutdown the database in Stop Options. For example, -by.
6. Select Finish to complete the operation. The database resource will be displayed in the Explorer window in the Offline state.
Once the database resource is created, it can be started and shut down through the Cluster Administrator.
* Starting a database resource with the Cluster Administrator
* Shutting down a database resource with the Cluster Administrator
* Adding a secondary broker