Install Windows 2000 Cluster Services: Installing the Windows 2000 Cluster Service: Node 1

12) Now you must specify the virtual name of the cluster you are creating. Enter a name and click “Next.” In our case, the cluster name is “clusternode1.” Then this screen appears:

13) When Cluster Service is installed, it is installed as a service on your server. Because of this, you must assign a domain account to the service, which is used by the Cluster service to log into the operating system. This account must belong to the local administrators group of the server. The account we use in this example is “clusterservice.” You must enter both the name of this domain account, along with its password and domain name. Click “Next” to continue, and this screen appears:

14) This screen is used to specify to the Cluster Service which drives on the shared array will be managed by the cluster. By default, all drives on the shared array are listed under “Managed disks” (see above). If this is what you want, and in our case, it is, then you need only click on “Next” to continue. But, should you not want all of the drives on the shared array to be managed by this cluster, then you must highlight the disk(s) and then click “Remove” to move them to the “Unmanaged disks” window, and then click “Next.” After clicking “Next,” this window appears:

15) Now you must tell the Cluster Service which disk on the shared array will be used as the Quorum drive. This is the drive used by Cluster Service to store its checkpoint and log files, which are used by the Cluster Service to communicate between nodes of the cluster. Select the appropriate drive from the drop-down list under “Disks.” Note here that we have made our life easy by giving the Q: drive the name “Quorum” previously using the Disk Administrator. Of course, any drive letter and name could be used. Once you are done, click “Next,” and the following screen appears:

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