Looks like there's a couple of separate things here
Firstly, local quorum is a quorum mechanism that is designed for test
environments or for development environments. You cannot create a cluster of
more than 1 node with local quorum. That I beleive is the issue you are
seeing with adding the second node.
In terms of the storage, a server cluster (MSCS cluster) needs to have a set
of external drives on a shared storage bus. The shared drives must be on a
different storage controller (SCSI card or Fiber channel HBA) to the system
disk, pagefile disk or boot disk. In addition, the complete solution has to
be on the cluster HCL (referenced in the previous reply). The NetRAID 1si
controller does not appear in any of the configurations on the HCL.
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Windows Cluster Technologies
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> have a look in the clustering hcl (hardware compatibility list) on
> microsofts pages..
> > Mike,
> > Hmm...Im a little confused, Could you tell me how to set up the quorum
> > drive? I have a HP NetRAID-1si raid controller and I'm beginning to
> > that clustering won't work with this controller.
> > Thanks for your answer.
> > Regards
> > Paal
> > > Hey Paal,
> > > I recently installed Cluster on 2 Dell servers connected
> > > to a common external storage unit. From my understanding
> > > in order for the Cluster to work on both servers they
> > > have to have access to the quorum. If it is installed
> > > locally on node1 then node2 will not be able to access
> > > the quorum drive. We set up the quorum drive as Q: and it
> > > was part of the drives set up on the external storage
> > > unit configured in RAID 5.
> > > The quorum is where the cluster maintains its
> > > configurations.
> > > Let me know if this helps you out any. As I said I am
> > > pretty new to the Cluster service as well.
> > > Mike
> > > >-----Original Message-----
> > > >Hi,
> > > >This is my first try on installing clustering and I have
> > > a little
> > > >problem.
> > > >I have sucsessfully installed the first node and I'm
> > > about to install
> > > >the
> > > >cluster service on the second node. The Cluster
> > > Configuration wizard
> > > >starts
> > > >OK. It asks me which cluster I want to join, I leave log
> > > on as
> > > >unchecked,
> > > >and on the next screen the it asks med for the password
> > > to the cluster
> > > >account I created. I type in the password, and the an
> > > error pops up (se
> > > >attached picture)
> > > >I am running the cluster on HP LC2000 and I'm using
> > > local quorum.
> > > >Thanks for your help :D
> > > >Paal Gundersen
> > > >.