2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 4, 2015 10:30 AM by Yanick Girouard

    Windows Clusters, BSA and the RSCD agent

    Steve Cupp

      I understand that we can install the RSCD agent on the nodes of a Windows 2008 cluster and that we can execute BSA jobs against those nodes. But in a 2 node cluster configuration, there is a active node and a passive node. So if we want to run a job to say, push a folder to the "cluster", we would have to know which node is active and push to that node, is this correct? If not, could anyone please clarify how Windows 2008 clusters are accessed within BSA.

       

      Many thanks.

        • 1. Re: Windows Clusters, BSA and the RSCD agent
          Bill Robinson

          you would need to register the cluster vip and each node ip.  so you would run jobs against the cluster vip object and that would always goto the active node.  If you needed to do something to each node, regardless if it was active or not, you’d use the node objects.

          • 2. Re: Windows Clusters, BSA and the RSCD agent
            Yanick Girouard

            Yeah, basically, have a target that is mapped to the IP of the cluster, and one for each o fthe nodes as well mapped to their individual primary ips.

             

            If you need to execute a job against whatever the active node is, you execute it against the target representing the cluster's vip, and otherwise, you execute against the individual node's target.

             

            Just make sure you run an update server properties job against the target representing the cluster's vip before running any job on it however, to make sure that the properties of the target truly represent the node it's pointing to. This won't be done automatically.