The Question is:
Is it possible to set up a quorum disk, other than the system disk, on the
shared fibre channel storage interconnect?
We have tried using another disk on ESA12000, but the systems just hangs
looking for the quorum disk on boot. We added an entry for the quorum disk to
the console via the wwidmgr, but the system does not seem to be able to find
the disk. We have looked
through all of the OVMS V7.3 documentation, both online and on CD. We have
also gone through the FAQ, but haven't found anything specific on setting up a
quorum disk on fibre channel.
Is it even possible to use a non-system disk on the fibre channel as a quorum
The Answer is :
You will want to (need to) discuss this with the customer support center,
as rather more detail on the cluster configuration is required. Details
of the settings of the VOTES and EXPECTED_VOTES and related parameters,
as well as details of the local hardware and storage configuration, will
likely be required.
The OpenVMS Wizard would expect that the quorum disk could be on any
(accessable) disk. That said, a problem with quorum disks in OpenVMS
Cluster configurations running mixed-version configurations involving
OpenVMS V7.3 was recently identified -- random CLUEXIT and connection
errors are the symptoms, and these symptoms can arise with any cluster
configuration including OpenVMS V7.3 host(s) and a quorum disk -- and
an ECO kit is under development as of this writing.
As potential tests, please place the quorum file on the system disk,
and please consider removing the quorum disk from the configuration
pending availability of the ECO kit.