Step 4: Configure Ipswitch Services in Microsoft Cluster Services
Configure Ipswitch Services as Generic Services in MSCS
- To open MSCS, select . The Failover Cluster Management main screen opens. In the left pane, under Nodes, you should see the two nodes you set up.
- Open the High Availability Wizard:
- Windows Server 2008 R2: In the left pane, right-click , and select .
- Windows Server 2012: In the left pane, right-click and select .
The High Availability Wizard opens.
- On the Before You Begin page, click .
On Windows Server 2008 R2, the Selected Service or Application page opens. On Windows Server 2012, the Select Role page opens.
- Select , then click . The Select Service page opens.
- Select , then click . The Client Access Point page opens.
- In the field, enter the name that clients will use when accessing this service (for example "WFFTPSvc"), and enter the service's IP addresses.
If the clustered service has two IP addresses, they must be on separate subnets: one private address for MSCS use (the cluster IP address) and one public address for the service (the Client Access Point IP address).
If the cluster is not allowed to use one of the networks for cluster communication, the Client Access Point page displays one network and only allows you to set one IP address. Enter the same IP address for both cluster communication and the Client Access Point.
Clients will use the public IP address to connect to your FTP/SSH servers.
The Client Access Point IP addresses must be different from the IP addresses you used when configuring the cluster.
- Click to proceed through the Select Storage page, then click again to proceed through the Replicate Registry Settings page. (You do not need to set options on these pages.)
- On the Confirmation page, review your settings and click to continue. The Summary page opens.
- On the Summary page, click . The High Availability Wizard closes.
Add Additional Ipswitch Services to the Cluster
You must add each additional Ipswitch service to the Generic Service you just created.
- Right-click the newly created entry (Ex. WFFTPsvc), and then select .
- Select The New Resource Wizard opens.
- Select , then click . The Confirmation screen opens.
- Click to confirm the selection, then click to close the New Resource Wizard.
- Repeat Steps 1-4 to add Ipswitch WS_FTP Web Server$FTPServer service to the Generic Resource.
Configure Ipswitch Services to Restart on Failure
On both nodes, you must configure FTP, SSH, FTP Web, Logging, and Notification services to restart once on failure before failing over all other services to the passive node. This prevents non-critical services from failing over FTP or SSH server services, which would halt any current transfers.
- To open Services, go to .
- Right-click the service and select .
- On the tab, for , select , then click .
Repeat Steps 2-3 for Ipswitch WS_FTP Web Server$FTPServer, Ipswitch Notification Server, Ipswitch WS_FTP Server, and Ipswitch SSH Server.