I have been doing an installation of SME at a customer today. He has a Win2k3 x86 cluster (2 machines) with Exchange 2003 running. Storage is split up into 3 datastores of 240Gb, 200Gb and 100Gb. Looking at the MSCS setup, everything is in the Exchange cluster group. I would usually expect to see MSDTC and the Quorum in the default "Cluster Group".
I have installed the HUK, DSM for MPIO, Snapdrive (and all MS hotfixes, .Net3.5Sp1) and SME6 (plus Powershell 1.0). All is ok at this point. I ran the SME wizard and configured SME to see the database, logs and other bits in the correct LUNs. I ran a first backup and the snapshots all ran but the verification failed. It gave an error on trying to acess the Q:\ drive (Quorum) as it said it could not take control of this - which I would expect as its the Quorum. Question is, why is it trying to snapshot the quorum ? Is this because the resource is in the Exchange cluster group and not the default "Cluster Group", where it should be ignoring it ?
I will get the full backup log from the customer early tomorrow AM when I am back on site, but in the meantime has anyone got any ideas ?
I installed and configured SME at a second site for the same customer today, and had the same result. Again, Win2k3 MSCS with Exchange 2003, latest HUK, DSM for MPIO, Snapdrive, Powershell, .Net3.5Sp1, SME6. When I ran configuration wizard, it allowed me to set up the datastore and logs locations, and snapinfo. This time, MSDTC and the Quorum were in a different Cluster Service group to the rest of Exchange.
Ran snapshot backup sucessfully but it failed verification on all 3 datastores, saying that the cluster resource could not be brought online and that it was a quorum (said this for all 3 datastores). I colleted OntapWinDC output in case anyones interested in having a look.
Re: SME6 and Win2k3 MSCS - cluster groups affect SME ?