Review the following items before you cluster
Backup Exec using Veritas Cluster Server:
32-node clusters are supported with Backup Exec for
Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows 2000
Advanced Server and Windows Server 2003 Enterprise and DataCenter
and Windows Server 2003 DataCenter.
An individually licensed copy of Backup Exec for
Windows Servers, as well as any applicable agents and options, is
required for each active node in the cluster as defined in the End
User License Agreement. You must enter a license key for each node
in the cluster (the cluster must have at least two nodes).
Storage Foundation for Windows Servers High
Availability server components must be installed on the cluster
A shared volume accessible by all nodes in the
The shared volume must be part of a dynamic cluster
During installation of a Backup Exec cluster, the
node that runs the cluster wizard should have exclusive control
over the shared volume.
The shared volume cannot reside on a disk with
Symantec highly recommends that you use the default
database instance (MSDE) that is installed by Backup Exec if you
plan to cluster Backup Exec.
Symantec also supports using a remote SQL Server
instance to host the Backup Exec database. However, if you plan to
use this scenario, review the following:
Only one installed
instance of Backup Exec can be installed into the remote SQL Server
instance on a clustered node. All other installed instances of
Backup Exec in the cluster must use the default Backup Exec MSDE
must run the Backup Exec cluster wizard on the cluster node that
uses the remote SQL Server instance.