The Question is:
I have a cluster comprised of two Alpha2000 servers connected to two Array
boxes through DSSI interface.
A quorum disk has been setup. This disk has crashed.
What is procedure to configure another quorum disk without bringing down the
The Answer is :
OpenVMS is not tolerant of the physical disconnection of a DSSI bus; a
system reboot of all systems connected to the DSSI is expected when the
replacement of the failed device is performed, and a cluster reboot is
required to reset the cluster quorum disk to another disk device via
changes to the cluster DISK_QUORUM setting.
If OpenVMS does not detect a quorum file on a disk configured as a quorum
disk when OpenVMS initially accesses the device and sufficient votes are
present within the cluster (without the quorum disk) to allow cluster
operations, OpenVMS will create the quorum file automatically.
For additional information on cluster quorum and on the VOTES and the
EXPECTED_VOTES system parameter settings, please see the OpenVMS FAQ.