Virtual Server File Shares



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Virtual Server File Shares

Postby JSA » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 01:36:32 GMT

I have a 2 node cluster running W2K3 R2.  I have created 2 virtual servers 
on the same node that are mapped to different physical drives which map to 
different driver letters, different IPs, and different network names, .  I 
have also created different file share resources associated with each 
virtual server group.  When I access either virtual server via unc path, I 
see the shares associated with both virtual servers, where I would expect to 
only see the shares that are associated with the server that I am accessing. 
Is this behavior by design or is there reconfiguration needed?  Thanks


Re: Virtual Server File Shares

Postby Ramon Jimez [MVP] » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 02:17:32 GMT


It is by design because the File Shares are published by the PHYSICAL node 
who is currently owning the Virtual Server (Network Name, IP, Disk, Cluster 
File Shares)

So, the File shares, even though being defined at the Cluster associated to 
a virtual server, they are published through the Physical node under:



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