ESX3.0.2 with 3 node OES2 32bit cluster creation problem:

Only one node with "yast2 ncs" created SBD shared partition fine; rest two
nodes would not joing existing cluster.

All 3 nodes are configured with same LUN address (2nd SCSI marked as Virtual
in ESX with addredd 1.0)



OES2A(NDS master): "yast2 ncs" started and login to NDS tree but can't see
SBD partition. As a result, cluster creation could not be done further.

OES2B: "yast2 ncs" detected shared partition and it is able to create
cluster master fine.

OES2C: "yast2 ncs" started fine but same as OES2A's situation "can't see
shared device" so can't join the existing cluster.



ESX server shared volumes were created with "thin" vmdk disk type; which is
cluster supported disk type.



All three nodes "fdisk -l" see sdb1 as Netware disk partition type; sdb
contains SBD partition.



Fdisk Ouput:



oes2a:~ # fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 21.4 GB, 21474836480 bytes

255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2610 cylinders

Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System

/dev/sda1 1 392 3148708+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

/dev/sda2 * 393 2610 17816085 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 4294 MB, 4294967296 bytes

255 heads, 32 sectors/track, 1028 cylinders

Units = cylinders of 8160 * 512 = 4177920 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System

/dev/sdb1 1 1006 4104464 65 Novell Netware 386

Disk /dev/sdc: 2147 MB, 2147483648 bytes

255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 261 cylinders

Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Disk /dev/sdc doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/dm-0: 8 MB, 8372224 bytes

255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1 cylinders

Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Disk /dev/dm-0 doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/dm-1: 4194 MB, 4194287616 bytes

255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 509 cylinders

Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Disk /dev/dm-1 doesn't contain a valid partition table



oes2b:~ # fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 25.7 GB, 25769803776 bytes

255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3133 cylinders

Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System

/dev/sda1 1 262 2104483+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

/dev/sda2 * 263 3133 23061307+ 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 4294 MB, 4294967296 bytes

255 heads, 32 sectors/track, 1028 cylinders

Units = cylinders of 8160 * 512 = 4177920 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System

/dev/sdb1 1 1006 4104464 65 Novell Netware 386

Disk /dev/sdc: 2147 MB, 2147483648 bytes

255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 261 cylinders

Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Disk /dev/sdc doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/dm-0: 8 MB, 8372224 bytes

255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1 cylinders

Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Disk /dev/dm-0 doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/dm-1: 4194 MB, 4194287616 bytes

255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 509 cylinders

Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Disk /dev/dm-1 doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/dm-2: 4194 MB, 4194287616 bytes

255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 509 cylinders

Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Disk /dev/dm-2 doesn't contain a valid partition table



oes2c:~ # fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 25.7 GB, 25769803776 bytes

255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3133 cylinders

Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System

/dev/sda1 1 262 2104483+ 82 Linux swap / Solari

/dev/sda2 * 263 3133 23061307+ 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 4294 MB, 4294967296 bytes

255 heads, 32 sectors/track, 1028 cylinders

Units = cylinders of 8160 * 512 = 4177920 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System

/dev/sdb1 1 1006 4104464 65 Novell Netware 386

Disk /dev/sdc: 2147 MB, 2147483648 bytes

255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 261 cylinders

Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Disk /dev/sdc doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/dm-0: 8 MB, 8372224 bytes

255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1 cylinders

Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Disk /dev/dm-0 doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/dm-1: 4194 MB, 4194287616 bytes

255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 509 cylinders

Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Disk /dev/dm-1 doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/dm-2: 4194 MB, 4194287616 bytes

255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 509 cylinders

Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Disk /dev/dm-2 doesn't contain a valid partition table



Here is cluster status report:

oes2b:~ # cluster status

Master_IP_Address_Resource Running oes2b

PA_SERVER Running oes2b



Please advise as i am trying to get several cluster setups done in ESX OS:

Is OES2 supported in ESX VI3? Or we need to switch to XEN instead.



Thanks,