I have a Microsoft Windows 2003 SQL cluster which was deployed on a netapp 6040. We have Data ONTAP 7.3.3.
Windows 2003 cluster’s only support basic MBR disks without third party add-on like Veritas Storage foundation.
When this Windows 2003 cluster was setup the Netapp LUN was formatted in Windows-GPT. In Windows 2003 the format is configured as Windows Basic Disk (MBR). My question is what is the ramification of this? Will this cause a LUN misalignment?
When I run “wmic partition get BlockSize, StartingOffset, Name, Index”
The shared storage disks report 32,256 startingoffset This appearts to report that the LUN is properly aligned.
Am I missing something here?
keep in mind that I have read through this https://kb.netapp.com/support/index?page=content&id=1010803