I was just wondering what the best approach should be for shutting down an Active/Active Cluster where both nodes need to be shutdown for disk maintenance.
I was thinking of this process:
- Open Failover Cluster Manager
- Right-click on the cluster name, select ‘More Actions’, then “Shut Down Cluster…”
- When prompted if you are sure you want to shut down the cluster, click “Yes”
- Shutdown both Nodes
- Do Disk Maintenance
- Power on both Nodes
- Fail Cluster resources back to their preferred node
Does anyone see any issues with that? How do you ensure the Cluster Resources come back up on the correct node considering they'll come up at a different time?