We have a shinny new multihomed Windows Server 2008 (64 bit) cluster exibiting some strange behavior.
Everything works perfectly until we failover one of the cluster groups
Prior to a failover, internal clients can connect as well as external clients. And, all domain authentication works properly
Once we failover a cluster group, Internal clients in different subnets loose connectivity (as if the static routes had disappeared) and you can no longer log into the server using a domain account (Domain Controller is in different subnet)
All DNS lookups occur via the Public/Internet interface. It is as if the server(s) can no longer find/resolve the Internal/Domain DNS servers.
Rebooting fixes the problem until the next group failover
Setting the default gateway to the Internal network also works, at the extreme consequence of having to make static routes for the entire Internet (I don't have the time)
The network adapters are as follows:
Heartbeat Network (crossover cable between two servers)
Internal Network (Active Directory based Network w/ DNS no WINS)
Public Network (Internet Connection - Default Gateway - w/ DNS)
Microsoft Cluster Failover Virtual Adapter (this is hidden in most cases but you can see it when you do an "ipconfig /all")
This system must provide services to both the Internal and Public networks
The Public/Internet connection is the default gateway
We have entered persistent static routes to several subnets off the Internal network
Each cluster group has a network name and associated IP address
The binding order of the network interfaces are:
We're stumnped. We have used this configuration on older clustered Windows 2K clusters. We have also used this configuratin in standalone Windows 2K3 servers. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.